New World No. 1 Sinner Easily Outplays Dimitrov To Reach Roland Garros Semi-Finals

New World No. 1 Sinner Easily Outplays Dimitrov To Reach Roland Garros Semi-Finals

by Zachary Wimer

New world no. 1 to-be, Jannik Sinner, proved too much for Grigor Dimitrov, beating him in three sets at the 2024 Roland Garros.

The last time the two shared the tennis court was not that long ago in Miami, where they played in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Despite some impressive performances this year, the Bulgarian proved no match for the Italian.

This match started similarly because Sinner once again overwhelmed his opponent. In fairness, Dimitrov looked very flat physically, not moving very well, and generally not looking all too present in the match.

He fell down in his previous match, playing with a grip covered in blood, so there is a chance that he felt fatigued early on in this one. He'd play far better in the second set but still wasn't quite sharp enough to give Sinner too many problems.

The Italian took a break in the first few games of the set and then held hid comfortably without allowing a single break point. It was only in the third set that Dimitrov finally created a break chance, but he wasn't able to take advantage of it.

Per usual, Sinner always found either a spectacular winner or a good serve when he was under pressure, and that's been at the center of his incredible rise this year.

Dimitrov tried to be aggressive all match long, but he never quite found the best rhythm. To beat Sinner, you need something spectacular, and he just didn't have it today, even in short spurts.

The final score ended up being 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(3) for the Italian, who is in the semi-final of the 2024 Roland Garros, and he will also become a new world no. 1 on Monday, after Novak Djokovic withdrew from the 2024 French Open.

Jannik Sinner vs Grigor Dimitrov Match Stats:

Jannik Sinner 6-2 6-4 7-6(3) Grigor Dimitrov
8 Aces 5
0 Double Faults 5
60% First Serve % 64%
81% (44/54) Points Won After First Serve % 66% (45/68)
64% (23/36) Points Won After Second Serve % 44% (17/39)
40% (4/10) Break Point Conversion 50% (1/2)
29 Winners 33
20 Unforced Errors 49


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