Miami Open Final Saw Jannik Sinner Defeat Grigor Dimitrov in Straight Sets, Capping Off An Incredible 2024

After defeating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to win his first Miami Open championship, Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner will move up to a career-high global No. 2.

Sinner easily defeated Dimitrov in one hour and fourteen minutes, cruising to a 6-3 6-1 triumph after losing in the finals in 2021 and 2023.

According to the ATP, Sinner stated, “I’m really proud about the result.” “I started off struggling a little bit this week. I haven’t had so much time to adapt on this court, so I knew in the beginning that it’s going to be tough”

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“As the tournament went on, I felt better and better. Today’s performance was really, really good. I’m just proud how I handled the situation. It was not easy, so it was a very, very good two weeks.”

With his maiden grand slam victory at the Australian Open in January, Sinner’s record for the year is currently 22-1. He is steadily solidifying his status as one of tennis’ biggest names.

This season, he has only lost once, to Carlos Alcaraz in the Indian Wells quarterfinals.

After winning the 2023 Toronto Masters, Sinner now has two Masters 1000 titles in his career and is the first Italian to be No. 2 in the world after his victory in Miami.

Sinner claimed that “staying in the present moment” had enabled him to achieve new heights when questioned about his accomplishments thus far this season.

“What it has been, it has been. I just try to improve … and also enjoying the moment,” he continued. “This is a special moment. You never know if this is the last time or not.”

“So you have to enjoy this for one day, and now a new chapter is coming, clay-court [season] is coming, so completely different. Let’s see how I will play from now on. But for sure, the hard-court season until now has been very good.”

Sinner is clearly more comfortable on hard courts, but the 22-year-old has also shown that he is skilled on clay, as evidenced by his triumph over Alcaraz in the Croatia Open final in 2022.

Sinner, who hasn’t advanced past the fourth round of the French Open since 2020, will be aiming to build on his best-ever career showing in Paris from that year, when he made it to the quarterfinals.