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The 2024 Jannik Sinner tennis season officially began on 14 January 2024, with the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The season saw Jannik Sinner clinch the world number 1 after winning his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

Sinner started his year at the Australian Open, where he beat Botic van de Zandschulp, Jesper de Jong, Sebastián Báez, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev (all in straight sets) to reach his second Grand Slam semifinal and first at the Australian Open.

In the semifinals, he upset world No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic to advance to his first major final, becoming the first player not to face a break point against Djokovic in a completed major match.

His victory over the world No. 1 was Djokovic’s first defeat at the Australian Open since 2018.

He became the first Italian player to reach the singles final at this major and the third man, after Adriano Panatta at the 1976 French Open and Matteo Berrettini at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, to reach a major final in the Open Era.

In the final, he came from a two-set deficit to beat Daniil Medvedev to become the first Italian player, male or female, to win the Australian Open singles title, and the third man to win a Major (the second of which is in the Open Era), the first in 48 years.

His victory over Medvedev meant he became the second player to win the Australian Open after losing the first two sets in the final, after Rafael Nadal, who also beat Medvedev in 2022.

As the top seed at the Rotterdam Open, he recorded his 200th win in the quarterfinals, after Milos Raonic retired with a hip injury with Sinner leading by a set, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to accomplish this feat.

After defeating Tallon Griekspoor in the semifinal and Alex de Minaur in the final, Sinner rose to a new career high of No. 3 in the world, becoming the highest-ranked Italian player in history.

Sinner also became the first male player since Lleyton Hewitt, in 2001, to win his debut event as Grand Slam champion.

At the 2024 BNP Paribas Open, with a victory over 25th seed Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the fourth round, he recorded his 17th consecutive match win, the longest ATP level streak for an Italian player in the Open Era.

Sinner extended this to 19 consecutive wins (16–0 in 2024) by defeating Jiří Lehečka in the quarter-final.

Prior to his semifinal defeat to Carlos Alcaraz, Sinner had won 36 of his past 38 matches, dating back to the 2023 China Open.

At the 2024 Miami Open, Sinner defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the final to win his second Master’s 1000 title; as a result, he climbed to a career high (and Italian record) ranking of No. 2 in the world.[17] Sinner improved his 2024 ATP match record to 22–1.[18]



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