While Carlos Alcaraz is grabbing the headlines as the teenage World No.1, Jannik Sinner is quietly building an impressive season of his own. The 21-year-old Italian reached the fourth round of the Miami Open after defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-4.
Sinner’s victory was underpinned by his dominance of the second serve of Dimitrov, who won just seven of 26 points that began with his second delivery. Sinner’s start to the season has been his fastest ever, with a 14-2 record since winning the title in Montpellier.
Sinner’s impressive form continued at the BNP Paribas Open last week, where he reached the semi-finals before losing to Carlos Alcaraz. Despite both players making double the number of unforced errors to winners, Sinner was able to take control of the match by being aggressive on second serves.
The Italian was full of praise for his opponent, describing Dimitrov as a “talented and intelligent player.” Sinner’s next challenge is Andrey Rublev, who is ranked No. 6 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings, and the Italian will be confident of continuing his impressive season.
Sinner’s 10-2 record in south Florida shows that he is comfortable playing on American hard courts. He reached the Miami Open final on his debut in 2021 (losing to Hurkacz) and last year reached the quarter-finals before retiring after five games. With his aggressive style of play and impressive results so far this year, Sinner is proving that he is a rising star in men’s tennis and a force to be reckoned with.