Sinner retains up the nice work: Makes it 18 wins in a row and stays undefeated in 2024

Jannik Sinner‘s dominance within the tennis circuit continues to astound observers this yr. Ranked quantity three globally, the Italian standout has been delivering a efficiency that’s unparalleled.

His triumphs in each Australia and Rotterdam function testimony: two tournaments entered, two titles seized, and an unbroken streak in 2024 with a exceptional tally of 15 victories. This exceptional run commenced earlier, again in November 2023, when he hoisted the Davis Cup with Italy.

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Since then, the transalpine athlete has amassed a formidable 18 consecutive victories, the newest being a assured win in opposition to American Ben Shelton (world quantity 18) within the eighth spherical of Indian Wells, achieved in simply 98 minutes with a rating of 7-6 (7/4) and 6-1.

The prospect of an unbeaten run of such magnitude is certainly intimidating. Ought to all go in keeping with plan for Sinner and Alcaraz in Indian Wells, their paths could intersect within the semi-finals, setting the stage for an anticipated conflict.

This potential closing encounter, between two buddies and prime contenders, is extensively anticipated because the pivotal second of the event, particularly after Novak Djokovic‘s surprising early exit within the third spherical.

What has made Sinner’s yr so spectacular?

Since September 2023, the Italian has notched up a formidable file of 38 victories with simply three defeats: the primary in opposition to his most up-to-date adversary, Ben Shelton, on the Shanghai Masters 1000, adopted by a loss to Alex de Minaur within the final 16 of the Paris Masters 1000, and the final, on November 19, 2023, in opposition to Djokovic within the closing of the ATP Finals.

Nevertheless, Sinner managed to conquer this thorn in his aspect on the Australian Open, soundly defeating the Serb within the semi-finals and finally securing victory in Melbourne.

Sinner‘s humility and perseverance are evident all through his journey. Recognizing the problem of profitable 18 matches in a row, particularly at his age, he stays grounded and targeted on the duty at hand.

Talking at a post-match press convention following his development to the quarter-finals of Indian Wells, the younger Italian expressed his humility.

“I by no means take issues as a right. Each event, each match, you go on the market making an attempt to do your finest, making an attempt to remain mentally targeted. That is what I attempt to do. Day by day there is a totally different opponent,” he declared.

Regardless of his lofty rating, Sinner stays devoted to bettering his recreation, significantly within the space of serving. He acknowledges that youth affords him the chance for development and growth, particularly bodily, enabling him to boost his serve over time.

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At 22 years previous, Sinner‘s unprecedented profitable streak places him in uncommon firm, comparable solely to the likes of Rafael Nadal.

Nadal, on the age of 19, achieved a exceptional 24 consecutive victories in 2005, a feat that Sinner now approaches with every successive win.

Nadal‘s reign on clay, throughout which he remained unbeaten from the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 to his first Roland Garros crown, stands as a testomony to his dominance throughout that interval.

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