He has sufficiently proved that he is qualified to defeat the best player in the history of tennis. Jannik Sinner of Italy, who beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has won the most major competitions (24 times), has won the grand slam title for the first time in his life with a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
Sinner beat Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open Tennis Championships (total prize money of 86.5 million Australian dollars) held in Melbourne, Australia on Friday. Sinner, ranking fourth in the world, lost two sets to Medvedev, ranking third, but won three sets down to complete a three-and-a-half turnaround (3-6 3-6 6-4 6-3) of three hours and 44 minutes.
It is her first major championship in her career. She became the youngest Australian Open champion (22 years and 165 days) since Djokovic was 20 years old in 2008. She also acquired the trophy and 3.15 million Australian dollars (2.77 billion won).
In the semifinal match, Shinner beat Djokovic, the man of the Australian Open, and the current world No. 1 player, 3-1 in the semifinal match. Djokovic topped the Australian Open 10 times alone, and tried to solidify his position as the best player ever (GOAT) by winning 25 Grand Slams, the most ever in both men and women, but was blocked by Shinner’s spirit.
Sinner also left a huge mark in the history of Italian tennis. He topped major competitions for the first time in 48 years as an Italian male player. Nicola Pietrangelo won the 1959 and 1960 French Open, while Adriano Panata also won the 1976 French Open.
In 2019, Sinner proved his potential by winning the ATP Next Generation Finals, where top rankers under the age of 21 compete. Sinner, who has been playing steadily, has grown steeply since the second half of last year. Last year, he beat Djokovic one after another in the singles and doubles at the Davis Cup, a national competition, giving Italy its first championship in 47 years since 1976.
In particular, Sinner is fully demonstrating her strengths as a skier. She is 188 centimeters tall and weighs 76 kilograms, but she boasts wide court coverage based on her strong lower body. She lost two sets at the finals, but she pushed Medvedev to overcome hardships based on her physical superiority.
“I met Medvedev several times in the finals,” Sinner said in an interview at the award ceremony, expressing his respect for his opponent. “I hope he will win the championship here someday.”
In the women’s singles final held on Sunday, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus ranked No. 2 for the second straight time. Sabalenka silenced Jeong Chin-won of China with a score of 2-0 (6-3 6-2) in just one hour and 16 minutes.
In particular, Sabalenka displayed strong performance by winning seven matches without losing a point. Since the 2022 U.S. Open, he has advanced to the semifinals or higher in six consecutive major tournaments, standing as a rival to Civiontech of Poland.
Sabalenka also won two consecutive women’s singles matches at the Australian Open for the first time in 11 years since Victoria Azaaranka of Belarus. Jeong, who advanced to the final of her first major competition, is expected to rank seventh in the world next week.
BY: 토토사이트 순위