Sinner extends colossal year in Miami

The Italian conquers his second ATP Masters 1000 title in Florida

March 31, 2024

Jannik Sinner lifts his second ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami.
By Staff

Jannik Sinner won the second ATP Masters 1000 of his career this Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itaú, confirming a practically indisputable authority in the 2024 season. Under the Florida sun, the Italian once again displayed unstoppable tennis towards his 13th ATP crown Tour and underline his current status as a player to beat.

The second seed defeated the inspired Grigor Dimitrov’s bid 6-3, 6-1 to reach the cup with absolute strength. After playing in the 2021 and 2023 finals, Jannik completed one of his most desired feats in Florida, placing his name on a roll of honor reserved for legends.

“I’m very proud of the result,” Sinner said. “I started suffering a little this week. I haven’t had much time to adapt to this court, I knew it was going to be complicated at the beginning. I have been feeling better as the tournament has progressed. Today’s performance has been very good. I am proud “because of how I handled the situation. It wasn’t easy, so it was a great two weeks.”

Sinner drew an ascending level Miami tournament on his way to the throne. The Italian went from suffering in the first rounds, being two games away from defeat in his second match, to becoming a colossal force, overcoming the last four duels of the tournament without giving up a single set.

At just 22 years old, the Italian has shown no signs of fatigue after a few months full of professional emotion. After lifting his first Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open and responding with the ATP 500 in Rotterdam, Sinner has managed to take on the stripes to establish a balance of 22-1 this year. A trail of total dominance in front of the locker room.

The victory allows Sinner to reach the best position of his career as No. 2 in the PIF ATP Rankings, displacing Carlos Alcaraz on the second step of the circuit as of this Monday. The Spaniard remains the only player capable of defeating the Italian in 2024, after surviving his blow in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Thus, an overwhelming start to the season brings Sinner closer than ever to the top of the ATP Tour. Before starting a clay court season that will be a barnburner, with no points to defend at the ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid and just a second round as a revalidation at Roland Garros, the Italian remains 1,015 points behind the world No. 1 who currently holds the Serbian Novak Djokovic.

Placed in the center of all eyes, Sinner has managed to win 25 of his last 26 games on the circuit. A stellar moment of play that the Italian assumes with total naturalness, focusing on the daily task to achieve the objectives.

“I try to be in the present moment. What happens, happens. I just try to get better and enjoy the moment. This is a special moment,” Sinner said. “You never know if it will be the last time or not. You have to savor this for a day before a new chapter comes. The dirt season will be completely different. We will see how I play from now on. But, without a doubt, the tour of hard court has been very good.

For his part, Dimitrov ends one of the brightest weeks of his professional career in Miami. The Bulgarian, who will return to the Top 10 of the PIF ATP Rankings this Monday more than five years later, combined two Top 5 victories against former champions Hubert Hurkacz and Carlos Alcaraz. This Sunday, Grigor was looking for the 10th ATP Tour title of his career.

Did you know…?
Jannik Sinner is the first Italian tennis player to win multiple ATP Masters 1000 titles in individual mode. The player from San Candido breaks the equality that he maintained with his compatriot Fabio Fognini, former Monte Carlo champion and national pioneer in this tournament category.


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