Jannik Sinner Equals All-Time National Record After Latest Win In Vienna

Jannik Sinner Equals All-Time National Record After Latest Win In Vienna

by Evita Mueller

Jannik Sinner has had a really strong season, and the numbers show it as he equaled an all-time Italian tennis record with his latest win.

Sinner has always been described as a pretty big tennis talent. From the moment he started playing on the ATP Tour, you could see that he was going to be a great player for many years, and he's proving it this year.

He's having the best tennis year of his career, which mostly correlated to him being quite healthy. He's had great years in the past but always struggled with a couple of injuries.

He talked about the need to build up his body in recent years, and he did that before this year, and the results came. He's up to 54 wins this year, which is his best mark ever, better by five wins compared to his previous best in 2021.

He actually had a 65-win season in 2019, but most of those wins didn't come on the ATP Tour but rather the Challenger Tour. In any case, this 54th win mark equals the previous best by an Italian player, Corrado Barazzutti, who had 54 wins in 1978.

Since then, no Italian player matched that output until this year. Sinner is obviously going to end up as the sole owner of this national record because he's likely going to win at least one more match until the end of the season.

He's still in the Vienna Open draw and will play in Paris and at the ATP Finals, so it's pretty likely that he'll win at least one more match. Perhaps even later today when he faces Andrey Rublev in the semi-final.

So if he does win that match and get to 55, he'll officially be the owner of the winningest season by an Italian man ever. That's a great thing to have on your resume, which likely will end up as legendary in the Italian tennis Pantheon.


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