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Jannik Sinner bought a ‘painful’ information, like Roger Federer did in 2019

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The enhancements in his clay-game had been evident at Roland Garros, however Jannik Sinner crashed out within the semifinals in opposition to an opponent – Carlos Alcaraz – who mentally bit the match within the decisive second.

Analyzing the final two defeats suffered by the Italian on the French Open, the statistics spotlight a really bitter information for the Italian. In each matches that resulted in his elimination in 2023 and 2024, Sinner gained extra factors than his opponents: 198-193 within the match with Daniel Altmaier final 12 months and 147-145 within the one in opposition to Alcaraz.

A really uncommon information, which illustrates the distinctiveness of a sport like tennis, the place bringing house extra factors than your rival might generally not be sufficient to make the distinction between victory and defeat. The identical factor occurred to Roger Federer within the epic 2019 Wimbledon ultimate; the Swiss Maestro scored extra factors than Novak Djokovic, however it was the Serbian who lifted the trophy to the sky.

Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024
Jannik Sinner, Roland Garros 2024© Clive Brunskill / Employees – Getty Pictures Sport


The battle between Sinner and Alcaraz ended within the fifth set, after 4 hours and 9 minutes. The Italian, initially main 2 units to 1, surrendered within the decisive set of play. The Spaniard did effectively to reopen the match within the ultimate a part of the fourth set and begin the fifth set with an aggressiveness that maybe shocked Sinner. Alcaraz thus turned the youngest tennis participant able to reaching the ultimate act of a Slam on all surfaces, reaching the feat even earlier than turning 22. Sinner can nonetheless be happy with the journey he skilled in Paris, particularly contemplating that from subsequent Monday he would be the new ATP No.1 and the primary Italian to sit down on the throne of the ATP rating.

Moreover, Sinner will be unable to interrupt a curse that has hovered over the ATP Tour because the Open period started. It should subsequently not be the 22 12 months previous from Val Pusteria who will break a curse that has by no means been dispelled within the Open period. The truth is, nobody has been capable of win the second Slam title instantly after profitable the primary.

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner© Dan Istitene / Employees Getty Pictures Sport


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