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Sinner secures his rise to world No. 1

At 22 years old, he becomes the first Italian to achieve this

June 04, 2024

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Jannik Sinner will become the 29th player to reach World No. 1.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Jannik Sinner is set to rise to No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings this June 10. At 22 years old he will become the first Italian and the 29th player of all time to reach the top of men’s tennis.

Sinner started the year as No. 4 in the world, but a great start to the season in 2024, highlighted by his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, in addition to the crown at the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami and the semifinals in Indian Wells and Monte Carlo, have helped him rise to the top.

He had already made history for his country at the beginning of this year, by becoming the Italian with the highest ranking in the PIF ATP Rankings, surpassing Adriano Pannata, who marked the ceiling of transalpine tennis at No. 4.

After 52 weeks, in which Sinner has earned enough points to be No. 1 in the world, he has posted a 14-3 record against Top 10 opponents. Nine of his victories during this period have come against former No. 1s. of the world: Djokovic (3), Alcaraz (1) and Medvedev (5).

Until last August at the National Bank Open presented by Rogers, Sinner had never won an ATP Masters 1000 trophy or higher. From there he has won six titles, including the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto and Maimi, in addition to his victory at Melbourne Park. His other trophies came at the ATP 500 in Beijing, Vienna and Rotterdam.

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One of Sinner’s highlights last year came at the Nitto ATP Finals, where he competed for the second time. The Italian won his group as undefeated champion, before defeating Medvedev on his way to the final in Turin.

On April 1, Sinner rose to world No. 2 and will now take the final step to the top of the sport, replacing Djokovic as world No. 1. The Serbian is the player who has remained at the top the longest with 429 weeks at the end of Roland Garros.

Sinner is the second player born in the 2000s to reach the top, along with Carlos Alcaraz. Only six active players know what it is like to be No. 1 in the world: Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Alcaraz and now also Sinner.

The Italian is the second favorite at Roland Garros and is fighting for his first Grand Slam title on clay. He will play in the semi-finals against Carlos Alcaraz or Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/sinner-roland-garros-2024-world-no-1-guaranteed

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