Jannik Sinner advanced to the Roland Garros semifinals and the world tennis throne

Jannik Sinner advanced to the Roland Garros semifinals and the world tennis throne

The Italian Jannik Sinner qualified this Tuesday for his first Roland Garros semifinals, after beating the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 and 7-6 (7/3). In addition, he will be No. 1 in the world ranking starting Monday.

The Italian Jannik Sinner qualified this Tuesday for its first semi-finals of Roland Garrosafter beating the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov by 6-2, 6-4 and 7-6 (7/3)and made sure to become world No. 1 starting Monday, after the Serbian was out due to injury. Novak Djokovic.

Champion of Australian Open in January, Sinner will become the first Italian world No. 1 in the next update of the ATP ranking on Monday, whatever the result he obtains in the Parisian Grand Slam.

“What can I say?”said the 22-year-old on court Philippe Chatrier after his victory. “Becoming world number 1 is the dream of any player. On the other hand, seeing Novak withdraw (from the tournament) is disappointing, I wish him a quick recovery”, added the Italian. that in the semifinals the Spanish will be measured Carlos Alcaraz (N°3) or Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 9), the only two tennis players to have defeated him this year.

“Thank you to my team for having made this possible because without them, it would be impossible. And not without you (the public). It is an important moment for me and I am very happy to share it with you, those who watch me from their homes and especially from Italy”he added.

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Against Dimitrov, Sinner proved intractable, punishing the numerous mistakes made by the Bulgarian, who was playing in his first quarterfinal in his 14th participation in Roland Garros.

The match was completely one-way until the third set, in which Dimitrov returned a ‘break’ to Sinner to equalize 5-5 and send the match two games later to the tie-break, in which the Italian once again dominated.

With a remarkable new performance, Sinner once again demonstrates his improvement on the Parisian clay court, without a trace of the pain in his hip that kept him off the courts for the previous three weeks of Roland Garros.

“My performance was solid, with a little tension when I was serving to win the match, which is normal, but I am very happy to be in the semi-finals”he valued.

The Italian maintains an impressive record this season of 33 wins and only two losses, one against Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 and another against Tsitsipas in the semi-finals of Monte Carlo Masters 1000.

Besides of grand slam of Melbourne, Sinner has also won this 2024 the tournament ATP 500 Rotterdam and the Miami Masters 1000.

Source: Ambito

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