Sinner earns a place in the Miami final

The Italian beat Medvedev in a duel between the No. 2 seed and the No. 3 seed of the tournament

March 29, 2024

Jannik Sinner is the player with the most ATP Tour victories this season.
By Staff

The first semifinal of the Miami Open presented by Itaú was a repeat of the final that took place on the same stage just a year ago between Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev. On this occasion, the result was different and the Italian won a ticket to be in the title match this Sunday.

And Sinner beat Medvedev 6-1, 6-2 in one hour and nine minutes, in a match that came just two months after the Australian Open final, where the Italian had been able to come back from two sets against to win his first Grand Slam crown.

“I felt very good on the track today. Normally, as I advance in a tournament, I feel more comfortable,” said Sinner. “I am very happy with this performance.”

The match had all the ingredients to capture everyone’s attention this Friday. Not only because they were two of the top three favorites in South Florida, but also because they have both adapted very well to Miami conditions in recent seasons.

Medvedev was the current champion of this ATP Masters 1000, while Sinner already had two finals in the last three editions in his history (2021, 2023). And on this occasion, the eleventh duel in the Lexus ATP Head2Head went to Sinner to leave the head-to-head at 5-6.

It was Sinner who was the first to deal an important blow to the match. The No. 3 in the PIF ATP Rankings secured the opening three games to open a gap on the scoreboard, thanks to 78% of points won on the first serve and 1/3 in break opportunities until then (3-0).

Medvedev took 31 minutes to open his score in the sixth game (5-1), but it was too late to fight for the first set, which fell to the Italian’s side by a resounding 6-1, accompanied by an 87% success rate with the first serve and 2/2 break points saved.

But the superiority of Sinner, who played with the confidence of being the player with the most ATP Tour victories this season, did not end there. The No. 2 favorite in Miami also started dominating the second set with an initial break to put the score at 2-0.

He even knew how to suffer when Medvedev threatened to regain his chances in the match. However, the Italian held out at 30/40 in the fourth game to preserve his lead (3-1). And without further surprises he ended up certifying his 21st victory of the season in 22 games.

Sinner qualified for the fourth ATP Masters 1000 final of his career and the third in Miami. In the last round he awaits the winner of the second semi-final between No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

Did you know…?

Jannik Sinner has a 13-2 record against Top 10 opponents since last September.


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