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It’s a win for Sinn on Easter Sunday

Jannik Sinner continues his immaculate start to the 2024 season as he picks up another title, this time in Miami

Despite being Easter Sunday, it was a Sinner who was the big winner of the weekend.

 

Saying it has been a good start to 2024 for Jannik Sinner would be an understatement to say the least.

 

Since the start of the year, Sinner has won the Australian Open, the Rotterdam 500 and has now added the Miami Masters to his impressive yearly cabinet.  

 

Victory in Miami means that Sinner has still only lost once in 2024, in the semi-finals of Indian Wells to Carlos Alcaraz, and the Italian superstar shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Sinner’s Miami campaign was littered with exceptional performances, but the best were undoubtedly saved till last.

 

In the semi-finals, Sinner was to play a man who must be sick of the sight of the belligerent Italian, Daniil Medvedev, and you really can’t help but feel sorry for ‘Doctor Octopus’.

 

For years Medvedev was just outside the powers of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and did exceptionally well to pick up a US Open in 2021. It was believed that once the abilities of Nadal and Djokovic began to wane that Medvedev would step into the limelight and begin to win a host of Grand Slams.

 

But two young prodigies have put a serious dent in Medvedev’s ambitions.

 

Medvedev’s chief tormenter over the last 12 months has been Sinner, a man who he once held an unbeaten record against.

 

But during the last year, Medvedev has lost his last 5 meetings against Sinner (including that gut-wrenching Australian Open final), but perhaps the most one-sided beat down was in the Miami semi-finals this year.

 

In a little over an hour, Sinner made Medvedev look like a junior, as he brutalised the fourth best player in the world 6-1, 6-2 on the hard courts where Medvedev is normally so effective.

 

Sinner carried this level into the final, where he played an in form Grigor Dimitrov, who had beaten Sinner’s soon to be generational rival Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter finals.

 

Dimitrov has had a resurgence of sorts in his career over the last few years, and is back mixing it with the best players in the world. Regardless of this, he was no match for Sinner, who was once again unplayable.

 

To give you an idea of quite how well Sinner played against Dimitrov, he hit 0, yes ZERO, unforced errors on his backhand as he once again spent a little over an hour on court winning 6-3, 6-1.

 



Sinner is currently playing at one of the highest levels ever seen on the ATP tour for someone his age.

 

Everybody always knew that Sinner and Alcaraz were the future of tennis, but most people would have said that the latter would probably be the better of the two.

 

But what we are currently seeing is definitely putting that belief into question.

 

Alcaraz is still set to be the future of tennis for sure, but from what we have seen in the last few months, I don’t believe anyone can say for certain that he is better than Sinner.

 

We are in for a generational contest, that could challenge other legendary rivalries, like Borg and McEnroe, Federer and Nadal or Lidl and Aldi in greatness.

 

But in all seriousness, the sky is the limit for both Sinner and Alcaraz, and throughout sport we always see that the best is brought out of someone when they have a competition that can push them as close to perfection as humanly possible.

 

On current form, Sinner is the best player in the world by far, and Alcaraz will not like that one bit…

 

Strap in, get on the band wagon and believe the hype.

 

The tennis takeover is here.

 

 

 

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