World No. 1 Sinner Continues Winning Streak With First Win At Wimbledon As Top Seed

World No. 1 Sinner Continues Winning Streak With First Win At Wimbledon As Top Seed

by Zachary Wimer

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Jannik Sinner is one of the favorites to win the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, and he started off his campaign with a confident win over Yannick Hanfmann.

The Italian arrived in London on a winning streak. He had played amazing tennis in Halle, where he won his first trophy as a reigning world number one. He continued his winning streak at SW19 by comfortably winning his first match at Wimbledon.

The streak is now at five matches as Sinner added a second win over Hanfmann in his career. They played last year at the US Open, and it was an easy win for the reigning World No. 1 player and this match wasn't that hard for him either.

The start was competitive, but Sinner broke his opponent midway through the opening set to take a 5-2 lead. After a balanced set, he won it 6-3 to build a one-set lead early in the match.

The German wasn't playing badly, but he wasn't clearly sharp enough to give the top seed too many troubles. The second set was fairly similar in that regard. Sinner took a break once more and comfortably closed out the set 6-4.

He played more aggressively in the second set, and it was a response to Hanfmann's good play. The German had five break points but didn't use any of them, which was unfortunate for him, as his opponent used the only one he had.

Sinner's third set wasn't very good. He started a bit shaky, which Hanfmann used to take an early lead. From there, the German only grew in confidence, ultimately winning the third set 6-3.

Things were getting interesting as Hanfmann was playing much better. Still, Sinner understood the assignment, and he raised his level once more to win the match in the fourth set, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Jannik Sinner vs Yannick Hanfmann Match Stats:

Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Yannick Hanfmann
16 Aces 12
3 Double Faults 3
58% First Serve % 68%
81% (60/74) Points Won After First Serve % 68% (53/78)
49% (26/53) Points Won After Second Serve % 47% (17/36)
80% (4/5) Break Point Conversion 18% (2/11)
47 Winners 44
30 Unforced Errors 38


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