Miami Open 2024: Sinner opens up after record-breaking triumph

The Miami crown was Sinner’s third title of the year

By Web Desk
April 01, 2024
Sinner poses with the Miami Open trophy. - ATP

Jannik Sinner was elected after making a remarkable start to the 2024 season as he bagged the Miami Open title on Sunday.

Sinner is the first player to claim the men’s singles titles at the Australian Open and Miami Open in a calendar year since Roger Federer (2017).

The Miami crown was Sinner’s third title of the year.

The Italian was in sublime form as he eased past Daniil Medvedev in the semis and Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the Miami Open.

Sinner also improved his record to 22-1 this season and rose to a career-best world number two.

"This is a special moment," Sinner said after beating Dimitrov 6-3 6-1.

"You never know if this is the last time or not. So you have to enjoy this for one day, and now a new chapter is coming, clay-court season is coming, so completely different.

"Let's see how I will play from now on. But for sure, the hard-court season until now has been very good."

Sinner has impressed one and all this season, which includes winning the Australian Open in January. His only defeat in 2024 came to Carlos Alcaraz in the last four at Indian Wells.

"Being number two, it's an amazing feeling," Sinner said.

"I never thought to come to this point. I come from a very normal family. My dad is still working, as my mom, too. For me sport is one thing and life is different."

Sinner's coach Darren Cahill said that the 22-year-old was enjoying his life on and off the court.

"He appreciates every single moment that is happening to him, but he's also got his feet on the ground knowing it's just a sport, it's just a tennis match," Cahill said.

"Whilst he's professional in everything he does, he enjoys his life. He's a normal 22-year-old kid. There's a lot to learn from him, a lot of good to learn from both him and Carlos. I think they're very similar in many, many ways.

"That's why I think tennis is in great hands at the moment with the likes of those two and many other players coming through that are going to carry the torch through a generation we have been so fortunate to sit through the last 20 years.

"It's important to have these types of sports people coming through."