Jannik Sinner narrowly misses out equaling Roger Federer’s record after withdrawal ahead of Madrid Open

Saturday, 04 May 2024 at 09:45
Italy’s Jannik Sinner has narrowly missed out on equaling the incredible record of the former world number one Roger Federer. The 22-year-old is often regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing in the men’s singles category alongside Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.
Sinner has been having a fabulous season, and he has been simply unstoppable. However, the current world number two suffered a setback in the Madrid Open. He had to withdraw just before the start of the quarterfinal against Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime because of a hip injury. That resulted in him missing out on Federer’s incredible record of reaching the semifinal of the first five major tournaments in the men’s tennis calendar.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner achieved this milestone in 2006 when he played in the semifinal or beyond of the Australian Open and the first four ATP 1000 events. On the other hand, Sinner won the first Grand Slam of the year after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final in a five-set thriller with a score of 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. After that triumph, the San Candido-born played in the semifinal at the Indian Wells, won the Miami Open and then lost in the semifinal of the Monte-Carlo Masters controversially.

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