Jannik Sinner Follows Novak Djokovic in Incredible Record After European Open 2021 Title

Published 10/24/2021, 12:57 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


The next gen in men’s tennis has been producing miraculous victories over the past few years and that’s evident with the rise of youngsters like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, amongst others. Recently, another youngster Jannik Sinner has proved himself to be worthy of carrying the legacy of greats like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.

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Jannik Sinner becomes the youngest player since Novak Djokovic to win fifth ATP title

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The young Italian stunned Diego Schwartzman in the finals of 2021 European Open to register his fifth ATP title of the season. Schwartzman had no chance against Sinner in the final as the latter looked destined to clinch the title.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Italian prodigy defeated the likes of Filip Krajinovic and Gael Monfils to win the Sofia Open. Adding the title in Antwerp today, Sinner managed to win a total of five tour-level titles this year as a 20-year old.

Aug 8, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates during the singles finals match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) at Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

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There is no doubt in saying that Jannik Sinner will be one of the players to look forward to in the coming years. As a result of his five ATP titles, the Italian managed to achieve an incredible record that’s held by Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic had a terrific run at the 2007 ATP season

A 19-year old Djokovic managed to claim his fifth ATP tour title in 2007 by winning the clay-court event at Estoril in Portugal. In fact, it was the year where the Serbian claimed two Masters 1000 titles(Miami and Canada) before making his impact at several majors.

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

After the Serb, only Jannik Sinner is the youngest athlete to win five titles in a calendar year. The youngster won a single title at Sofia in 2020 and backed it up with trophies in Melbourne, Washington, Sofia, and Antwerp this year.

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Even though Sinner is yet to make an impact at slams, his performance at the Masters tournaments and other events are enough proof for his talent. The Italian will next participate at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, where he faces Reilly Opelka in the opening round.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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