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Jannik Sinner wins the Australian Open

2024.02.12 18:18:52 Eric Lee
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On Sunday, January 28th, Jannik Sinner achieved a remarkable victory at the Australian Open, emerging as the champion after beating Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling final.

 

It is the first time in 10 years that players other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won the men’s singles at the Australian Open, a feat not achieved since Stan Wawrinka in 2014.

 

Sinner’s journey at the tournament began on Sunday, January 14th, in his first-round match against Botic van de Zandschulp.

 

Impressively, he dominated the three sets, winning the first set by 2 games, the second set by 2 games, and the third set by 3 games.

 

In total, he secured 19 games, while van de Zandschulp managed 12, marking Sinner’s triumphant start in the competition.


Moving to the second round on Wednesday, January 17th, Sinner faced Jesper De Jong and once again showcased his talent by winning all three sets.

This resulted in Sinner claiming victory with 18 games to De Jong’s 6.

The third round wason Friday January 19th, and the match was against Sebastian Baez.

In this match, Sinner secured the win with 18 games, while Baez managed only 4, allowing Sinner to advance to the fourth round.

Sunday, January 21st, witnessed Sinner’s clash with Karen Khachanov in the fourth round.

 

Sinner triumphed in three sets, winning 19 games to Khachanov’s 12, and he secured his place in the quarter-finals.


In the quarter-final showdown on Tuesday, January 23rd, against Andrey Rublev, Sinner faced a tough battle.

Winning the first set with 6 games, Sinner proceeded to a tiebreak set in the second, eventually clinching it with 7 games.

 

He closed the match in the third set, winning 6 games and securing a spot in the semi-finals.

 

The semi-final match proved to be a significant challenge for Sinner as eh confronted the world’s top-ranked player, Novak Djokovic, on Thursday, January 25th.

 

Despite Djokovic’s formidable reputation, Sinner emerged victorious, winning 24 games to Djokovic’s 13 in an exciting encounter.

 

In the final on Sunday, January 28th, Sinner faced Daniil Medvedev, the third-ranked player in the ATP rankings for 2024.

 

Althought Sinner initially struggled, losing the first two sets, he displayed incredible resilience.

 

He won the last three sets and ultimately claimed the Australian Open title in his debut major tournament - a surprising and impressive defeat.

 

Adding to the narrative, Sinner’s victory becomes even more astonishing considering his recent struggles with injuries.

 

Even in the semi-finals against Djokovic, signs of discomfort were evident as he held his stomach.

 

This underscored the physical challenges he has faced.

 

This triumph not only marks a historic moment for Jannik Sinner but also highlights his resilience in overcoming adversities to secure a significant milestone in his tennis career.


Eric Lee / Grade 7
St.Johnsbury Academy Jeju