Jannik Sinner’s Landmark Beijing Open Triumph Stirs Up a Daunting 2024 Prophecy From Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach as He Stuns Rivals Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev

Published 10/04/2023, 11:17 AM EDT

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In a mind-boggling match against Daniil Medvedev in the finals of the China Open, Jannik Sinner emerged as a warrior. Sinner defeated the Spanish bull Carlos Alcaraz to set up a clash against his rival, Medvedev. The Italian rose from a steep score to defeat both former World No.1 players in straight sets after driving them to a tie-break that favored him in the first set. The title win at Beijing assured Sinner of his new career-high ranking. After the latest rankings go live on the ATP website, he would become the second and the only Italian at the current Top-5 of the ATP circuit.

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Sinner’s unprecedented wins and magnificent form have left Serena Williams‘ childhood coach spellbound too. So much so that he made a giant prophecy regarding the Italian’s next season, which threatens the ATP circuit.

Serena Williams’ childhood coach predicted a major glory awaiting the Italian

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The current World No.7 had a decent run this season, including in the Grand Slams. His best performance was at the Wimbledon Championships, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. Sinner clinched his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the Canadian Open. However, the Italian champion could not make a breakthrough in any tournament after his grass run till he reached Beijing.

But Sinner finally delivered his best in the China Open by defeating Grigor Dimitrov and Alcaraz. Watching the 22-year-old perform at his highest level, Serena’s former coach, Rick Macci, analyzed that the Italian is presently in his most potent form, which has helped him destroy his opponents. Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Macci posted, @Janniksin has the blistering explosive firepower off both wings.”

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The Hall of Fame coach declared that in his current form, nothing can stop Sinner from achieving his first major title in the next season. Macci continued, “…most of all aggressive mindset that in 2024 he will be ready to BUST THRU a Grand Slam front door.” The young ATP champion defeated three of the current best on the way to his second career ATP 1000 title.

The Italian achieved massive triumphs against the two reigning champions, Alcaraz and Medvedev, who are in their career-best forms. The China Open win against the Russian invokes Coco Gauff‘s Cincinnati Masters energy as a major similarity looms large in their reigning form.

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Jannik Sinner winning the China Open brings back memories of Coco Gauff

In the semi-final of the Cincinnati Masters, Gauff played against the then World No.1 Iga Swiatek. The American and the Pole had 7 encounters before their 8th in Ohio. Gauff could not even win a match against Swiatek until the Ohio clash. The American has been playing the former World No.2 since 2021 but achieved a victory only after two years of toil. Sinner claimed his 3rd title for the season and 9th career title similarly.

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The soon-to-be-Top-5 champion and Medvedev clashed 6 times before the China Open. The Russian won all of them since their first game in 2020. So, the Italian, too, waited a long while to clinch his first win against the 2023 US Open runner-up. When Gauff bagged her first win over the Pole, she won her first Grand Slam. Since the Australian Open is around the corner and Sinner has found his first victory against Medvedev, will he emerge victorious in the next Slam he plays? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Vadlamani Krishna Priya is a tennis writer at Essentially Sports. Pursuing her passion for storytelling, she has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Helped by her cousin who introduced her to the rules and regulations of the game during her childhood, Roger Federer matches became Priya's gateway to the world of tennis.
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