Jannik Sinner made history, beating Daniil Medvedev and reaching the final at the 2023 edition of the ATP Finals. In the 54 years of history of the tournament, only four Italian tennis players have had the merit of participating in singles in the year-end Masters.
Another Italian record set by Sinner concerns the matches won in a single season, which became 61 thanks to the 6-3, 6(4) 6-7, 6-1 obtained against Medvedev. Not only that, because this was the 12th victory against a top-10 player in 2023.
Jannik Sinner writes history!
Adriano Panatta qualified for the year-end Masters in Stockholm in 1975. The former Roland Garros champion, however, failed to achieve even one success in the challenges with Manuel Orantes, Arthur Ashe and Ilie Nastase.
Corrado Barazzutti, former Italian captain in both the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, was able to take part in the historic edition played in 1978 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Barazzutti also closed with three defeats. In men's singles, Italy had to wait 41 seasons to present itself with a tennis player at the Masters Tournament.
Matteo Berrettini, at the end of an exceptional year, signed the first Italian victory in singles, winning the third Round Robin match with Dominic Thiem, at the O2 Arena in London, in 2019. Before Sinner, no Italian had ever gone this far.
At the pess conference, the Italian shared bold and wise words, explaining: "I can't wait to play. It's a great privilege to be in the final here and face one of Djokovic or Alcaraz. It would be nice to have two players from the new generation in the final.
I have played against Carlos many times and they have always been interesting matches. But he will face the number one and Novak has been in this position so many times. He is trying to make history in this tournament too. I'll try to give everything I have." Below the highlights shared by the Tennis TV YouTube page: