Good News: Jannik Sinner Become ATP Wold No #1 As Djokovic loses Due To

With Novak Djokovic withdrew from Roland Garros earlier Tuesday, it is official: Jannik Sinner will the 29th player to achieve #1 in the ATP rankings and the first Italian player ever to do so. After his victory at the Australian Open in January, it felt like a matter of time until Sinner achieved #1 and it eventually happened here.

How Jannik Sinner Reached World #1

Sinner hasn’t exactly been extremely dominant, but he’s done enough to merit the #1 position, with one Slam win at the Australian Open, two Masters 1000 at Canada and Miami, and ATP 500 victories at Beijing, Vienna, and Rotterdam. He also reached the semifinals at Wimbledon and the final at the ATP Finals in Turin. At a time in men’s tennis where the greatest championships are being split among numerous players, Sinner’s current live point tally of 9525 points is enough to lead the circuit by over 1000 points as he has overall been just a bit more consistent than everyone else.

Jannik Sinner celebrates.

Out of the last nine Masters 1000 events, only Sinner and Djokovic have won 2, with the remaining five shared between Hubert Hurkacz, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Alexander Zverev. At the Slams, Djokovic, Alcaraz and Sinner won one apiece, with Alcaraz and Sinner still in contention (and maybe on collision course in the semifinals) for a second. The ATP Finals were won by Novak Djokovic, earning him the most big victories over the last 12 months. However, at 37 years old, Djokovic has been playing a limited schedule and losing early in various tournaments, which has led him lose his #1 status.

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