Jannik Sinner: 'The best time I had was flying back with...'

World number 2 Sinner's 2024 is absolutely insane

by Simone Brugnoli
Jannik Sinner: 'The best time I had was flying back with...'
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The Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner has certified the impressive growth of Italian tennis in recent years. In recent months, the South Tyrolean has been impressive, just note that he is clearly in the lead of the Race ranking and has won important tournaments such as the Miami Open and especially the Australian Open, the first Italian to achieve this result.

What has surprised everyone, however, is the consistency on the court of the Italian tennis player, a tennis player capable of winning and convincing always and on every surface and giving historic performances. Many remember with joy his work at the Davis Cup Finals where Jannik dragged all his team to victory of the trophy in Malaga.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Tim Goode / Stringer - Getty Images Sport

Jannik Sinner is on fire

Even in Paris, despite being out for almost a month due to a hip problem, Jannik Sinner achieved the minimum goal by reaching the Quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

Sinner beat the Frenchman Corentin Moutet with a little too much anxiety and will face Grigor Dimitrov in the next round. This success gives the Italian tennis player a new record. Sinner is the Italian tennis player with the most appearances in the Quarterfinals of a men's Grand Slam tournament in history.

Sinner now has 7 Slam Quarterfinals, ahead of Adriano Panatta and Matteo Berrettini's 6 and Corrado Barazzutti's 3. In recent months, the Italian has achieved many records and this is one of the many that characterize our sport.

And let's remember that we are talking about a tennis player who only in August. The 2024 of the South Tyrolean is absolutely crazy. There are 31 victories in the first 33 matches played this season. If we consider that he achieved all this before he even turned 23, it acquires even more value.

Only three tennis players have achieved this feat like him, Jimmy Connors (1974), Ivan Lendl (1982), Pete Sampras (1994). “The best time I had was flying back with my team. I usually sleep on the flight – but not that night.

The plane had a bar and we went there and talked. It’s what I like, sharing the victory with people who helped me get to this point,” Sinner said (via Guardian).

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