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Sinner intimidates with his results at Roland Garros

The Italian has nine consecutive victories in Grand Slams

May 29, 2024

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Jannik Sinner advances to the 3rd round of Roland Garros 2024 with his 30th victory of the year.
By Staff

Jannik Sinner has played six sets at Roland Garros 2024, and he has won all of them with an intimidating superiority. After beating American Christopher Eubanks 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in his debut, the Italian beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet this Wednesday with sets of 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to return to third place. round in the Parisian major.

The second seed had no major complications in the third duel between the two, which took two hours and 15 minutes. His worst moment was going from 2-0 to 2-2 in the decider, losing his first and only service game of the match. In the rest of the match, the world No. 2 dominated as he wanted.

There’s a reason he hit 20 more winners than his rival (38 vs. 18), and made almost half as many unforced errors (24 vs. 40). Not counting the very high percentage of points earned every time he visited the network. It was 94%, the result of winning 16 of 17. It was a brilliant performance for the 22-year-old right-hander, who had not turned two when Gasquet made his debut at Roland Garros in 2002.

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This result allows the Australian champion this season to reach nine consecutive victories in Grand Slams, and 30 in general in a season in which he has also won the titles in Rotterdam and Miami. This level has him at this moment at No. 1 in the live ranking, and with many possibilities of debuting at the top of the ranking starting Monday, June 10.

Sinner, whose best result in Paris is the quarterfinals (he reached them on his debut in 2020), is now four wins away from debuting at No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings. If he reaches the final, or if Novak Djokovic fails to reach this round, the Italian will become the first tennis player from his country to rise to No. 1 in the history of the ranking (created in 1973).

His rival for a place in the second week in Paris will be Pavel Kotov, who has just defeated the Swiss Stan Wawrinka with sets of 7-6(5), 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(5). It will be the second duel between the two, after Sinner won the first a few weeks ago in Madrid.


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