Jannik Sinner leads Italian trio in making Grand Slam history at Wimbledon

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Tuesday, 09 July 2024 at 05:30
World No.1 Jannik Sinner, Jasmine Paolini and Lorenzo Musetti have achieved a rare milestone by making the Wimbledon quarterfinals, making it the first time in tennis history three Italians have reached the final eight of any Grand Slam event at the same time.
The trio have been impressive at the All England Club this summer, battling past opposition to reach the quarterfinals. Sinner, who won his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open earlier this year, is competing at his first Major as World No.1. The 22-year old has looked comfortable on grass, but faces a tough test when he battles former World No.1 Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.

Paolini continues breakout season, Musetti keeps winning

After winning the biggest title of her career at Dubai in February, Paolini has been on an incredible run. The 28-year old has made her presence known on the WTA Tour, reaching the quarterfinals in Stuttgart before embarking on a dream run that saw her finish runner-up at the 2024 French Open. Paolini battled past Madison Keys in the round of 16 at SW19, and is set to face the in-form Emma Navarro in the final eight.
Lorenzo Musetti has had probably the most difficult route of the history-making trio. The former World No.15 defeated compatriot Luciano Darderi in five sets in their second round encounter. After a tough four set match against Argentine Francisco Comesana, Musetti once again engaged in another lengthy four set battle when he faced France's Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard. The Italian dropped the opening set, but displayed some of his best tennis to overcome the rising star. Musetti will face Eastbourne champion Taylor Fritz in his quarterfinal match, after the American upset fourth seed Alexander Zverev in his round of 16 match.

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