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Did Jannik Sinner's loss at Wimbledon 2024 cost Novak Djokovic another Grand Slam title?

Daniil Medvedev gets his revenge on Jannik Sinner! Both of them met each other twice before this encounter and on both of those occasions, it was the Italian who had the last laugh over the Russian. He ended Sinner’s Wimbledon journey at the QF in yet another five-set thriller. However, the 22-year-old tennis star was seen struggling a bit due to illness and was forced to take a medical timeout in the third set. This loss has now deprived him of reaching a second consecutive Wimbledon SF as well as grabbing his second major title of the season. Will it also snatch his top spot in men’s singles ranking?

No, this defeat has nothing to do with his top spot at the moment. Sinner will remain the world number one no matter who wins the Wimbledon Championships this year. Currently, Jannik Sinner sits at the top of the Live ATP Ranking table with 9570 points. Second on that list is the former world number one, Novak Djokovic with 7560 points. So, that’s almost a 2010-point gap with the second-best!

Alexander Zverev however has climbed up the list to secure the third spot with 7015 points, while Carlos Alcaraz sits at the fourth spot with 6930 points. Among all these four players, only Djokovic and Alcaraz are still alive in this tournament. No one can take away his crown at SW19 but if the Spaniard continues her title triumph run and manages to grab his fourth major title then he’d close the gap with Sinner with just 250 points.

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Jannik Sinner has had an outstanding season so far this year, having already won four titles and boasting a win-loss record of 42-5. Surely, he must be very disappointed after failing to keep up with the ‘predators’ on the ‘grass’. What exactly did he say after the match?

Jannik Sinner’s reaction after his hard-fought defeat to Daniil Medvedev

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Shortly after finishing the match on the losing side, the world number one appeared for a post-match press conference. During the interaction with journalists, he revealed that he “didn’t feel great” right from the morning. He mentioned struggling with fatigue, which made things even tougher for him. “I was not feeling great. I didn’t vomit. But I took some time because I was dizzy quite a lot. Off-court, I had the toughest time. When I went back, I tried my best,” said Jannik Sinner.

He believes he played really well throughout the tournament, but the ending didn’t go as planned. However, he emphasized that not once did he consider retiring from the match. The Italian revealed, “I was never thinking about retiring. For sure the crowd helped me a lot trying to push me. You don’t want to retire in a quarter-final of a Grand Slam.” In the end, he also acknowledged the valiant efforts put in by Medvedev during the match. He praised Medvedev for playing some really good tennis and making some ‘smart’ moves. With Sinner out of the race, who do you think will win the Wimbledon title this year?