Sinner Highlights Importance Of Wins Over Djokovic That Led To His Biggest Career Wins

Sinner Highlights Importance Of Wins Over Djokovic That Led To His Biggest Career Wins

by Erik Virostko

Jannik Sinner has been the best player on the ATP Tour in 2024, and he partially credited wins over Novak Djokovic for his success.

Often, the best of the best, which in tennis are the Big Three, are winning matches and games even before stepping onto their battleground, into their arena, or their ring.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal certainly have that aura and beating them for the first time is important for every player. Some never manage to do that, but Sinner did it against Djokovic, and not once, but twice in a few days.

In 2023, he bested the Serbian at the ATP Finals, as wells as the Davis Cup Finals, where he beat him twice in one day, in singles and doubles, and it was also thanks to those wins that he found his best tennis in 2024.

Sinner won the 2024 Miami Open, and that triumph ensured him his new career-high, the world no. 2 spot. After his win at the 2024 Miami Open, the 22-year-old reflected on the crazy journey that he has been on over the past few months.

"I was not expecting this, for sure. I would lie. But I felt prepared to do well this year, because I had a great offseason, I had a great end of last year. You know, beating Novak twice for me was, you know, important, like an important result."

It wasn't only about beating the 24-time major winner for the Italian, but also about doing well at the ATP 500 tournaments in Beijing and Vienna, where he managed to beat Daniil Medvedev in the final, who beat him in each of their first six matches.

"I had like really consistent weeks, you know, Beijing and Vienna, and end-of-year Finals and Davis Cup. For me I felt ready to make some great results."

Looking back on his results from 2023, Sinner admitted that the may not seem so significant right now, given that he now has a Grand Slam, another ATP Masters 1000 and another ATP 500 trophy to his name, but it was the process that got him where he is.

"Now that I have these stats, maybe also not. But, you know, for me what was important because on every tournament I went I felt like that I have a good solution to play good there."


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