Jannik Sinner to Break Into Top 25 After Strong Run at Miami Open 2021

Published 04/01/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Mar 31, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates after match point against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan (not pictured) in a men’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner has set the tennis stage on fire since his emergence in 2020. Since then he has already won two titles and soared up the ATP rankings. Now with his brilliant Miami Open 2021 run, Sinner will soon make his top 25 debut.

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Sinner reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal after he defeated Alexander Bublik in the quarterfinals of Miami Open 2021. By doing so, Sinner will now jump to 24th in the ATP rankings when they get updated next Monday.

Jannik Sinner in action during his semi final match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Before the start of the Miami Open, Sinner was ranked 32nd with 1789 points. But now with his semifinal run, the Italian will earn 360 points. Thus he will move to 24th with the scope of further improvement.

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The ranking position for Jannik Sinner after Miami Open 2021

With Miami Open being an ATP Masters 1000 event, it will give a player to earn a maximum of 1000 points. And certainly, Sinner is now one of the favorites to take home those 1000 points. If Sinner manages to win the title in Miami, he could make his top 20 debut and become one of the youngest players to breach the mark.

If Sinner wins his semifinal but finishes as the runner-up, he will end up in the periphery of the top 20.

Back in April 2019, Sinner was ranked 319. From there he has had a tenfold jump in the rankings. Just last year he made his top 50 debut after a breakthrough run to the quarterfinals of French Open 2020. From then on, the young Italian has gone on to win his first ATP title in Sofia Open in Bulgaria. With that, Sinner became the first player born in 2001 to win an ATP title.

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Since his emergence, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and other legends have failed not to take note of him. He will now play Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals. And the other challengers for the title in Miami are Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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