In a thrilling five-set upset against Daniil Medvedev of Russia, Jannik Sinner of Italy won the 2024 Australian Open men’s singles championship on Sunday 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
The thrilling two weeks of tennis saw nearly 1.1 million spectators pack the Melbourne stadiums. Sinner became the first Italian male to win one of the four majors after Adriano Panatta did it in the 1976 French Open after today’s outcome.
Jannik Sinner’s aspirations of realizing the ultimate dream were rapidly dwindling as he trailed by two sets in the grand slam final. He appeared to be disoriented. He gave his teammates lengthy, contemplative glances in between points.
He even declared himself to be “dead” to them at one point. Jannik Sinner’s inexperience stood in stark contrast to Daniil Medvedev’s expertise, who appeared to know just what to do.
The 27-year-old Russian, who had won the opening two sets in the Grand Slam final, became the first man to lose two of those matches.
Two years earlier, after leading by two sets, he lost the Melbourne final against Rafael Nadal. He is currently 1-5 in major finals and 0-3 in Australian Open finals.
On the court, Sinner admitted to Medvedev that he constantly found room for improvement during a game and that Medvedev helped him become a much, much better player overall.
Jannik Sinner went on to say that Medvedev’s effort had been outstanding during the entire competition. While he hoped Medvedev could also win the trophy there, Sinner was confident he could, and he wished Medvedev luck for the remainder of the season.
Sinner overcame the early deficit and emerged victorious in the fourth and fifth sets, becoming the third Italian guy to win a grand slam and the youngest male winner of the Australian Open since 2008.
Sinner later told Eurosport that he was unaware of the situation and was quite proud. He continued by saying that it was a hard match and that Medvedev had gotten off to a great start by moving Sinner around the court while Sinner was unable to implement his strategy.
With three final appearances in Melbourne, the most of any Slam, but three losses, the Australian Open continues to be a bittersweet competition for Medvedev.
The Australian Open this year was “by far” the most difficult tournament he had ever played, he claimed, adding that weariness had taken its toll following a long tournament in which he completed 31 sets, the longest total for any player at a major.
During the trophy ceremony, Medvedev expressed his gratitude to Jannik Sinner and his family in Russia while also praising his team with grace. Then he spoke to the supporters.
While losing in the final hurts no less, Medvedev laughed as he said, “I just wanted to thank everyone. It’s been an amazing two weeks.”
Presumably, being in the final beats losing earlier. He continued by saying he was proud of himself and that the next time, he would strive even harder.
Jannik Sinner’s Some Recent Achievements
Sinner became the youngest Italian to win the ATP Challenger title in 2019. qualified for the 2019 U.S. Open main draw, but lost to former champion Stan Wawrinka in his Grand Slam debut.
He defeated Alex de Minaur in straight sets to win the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals. won the ATP Newcomer of the Year title and finished the year ranked 78th in the world.
In the 2020 Australian Open main draw, Sinner triumphed in his maiden Grand Slam match. In 2020, he defeated David Goffin and Alexander Zverev to advance to the French Open quarterfinals, where he was defeated by Rafael Nadal.
Sinner became the only young Italian to win a tour-level tournament in the Open Era when he won the 2020 Sofia Open, his maiden ATP title. finished the year ranked 37th globally.