Jannik Sinner creates history in ATP Rotterdam

The Italian will face Tallon Griekspoor in the semi-final

By Web Desk
February 17, 2024
Jannik Sinner is the current Australian Open champion. — Reuters 

Jannik Sinner has been on a winning streak over the past few months, reaching an impressive milestone of 200 ATP Tour-level victories, making him the first player born after 2000 to achieve this feat.

As one of the youngest players on the Tour, Sinner's birth date in 2001 distinguishes him as part of the few top players born in this millennium.

This advantage has allowed him to accumulate more experience on the court compared to his younger counterparts, like Carlos Alcaraz, who may have surpassed him in certain achievements but has less playing time due to his later birth year.

With more ATP wins under his belt than any other player born in the 2000s, Sinner secured his 200th victory by defeating Milos Raonic in Rotterdam, cementing his place as a trailblazer in the tennis world.

Reflecting on his upcoming match against Griekspoor, Sinner commented on the challenging conditions, stating, "It was really tough... I’m sure it’s going to be full, so that’s also one of the reasons why I love to play here. The fans are incredible."

“I think the situation here is, that the courts are quite heavy, but it changes a lot with new balls and used balls. So you have to change also, but this is the fun of the sport.

“Every week or every tournament you play in a different situation and I’m happy to be in the semi-final trying to play some good tennis tomorrow.”

Sinner's journey from a promising teenager with a strong baseline game to a Grand Slam champion has been remarkable. His gradual progression exemplifies his dedication to improving as a player, with each step forward contributing to his success.

As he continues to climb the ranks, Sinner is poised to join the exclusive 500-win club, a testament to his talent and perseverance. With a focused approach to continual improvement, he is well-positioned to achieve even greater milestones in his career.