April 14, 2024
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Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner rallied from two units right down to stun Daniil Medvedev 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 and win the primary Grand Slam event of his profession on the Australian Open.

The 22-year-old is the primary Italian to win the Australian Open and it’s his third straight win over a high 5 participant. He topped No. 5 Andrey Rublev within the quarterfinals and No. 1 Novak Djokovic within the semis. He’s additionally the youngest winner in a males’s ultimate since Djokovic received his first Grand Slam title in 2008.

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Jannik Sinner celebrates after defeating Daniil Medvedev within the males’s singles ultimate on the Australian Open in Melbourne, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. (AP Photograph/Mark Baker)

“It’s been a hell of a journey, though I’m solely 22,” Sinner stated.

“It’s clearly an enormous event for me. However I wish to thank everybody for making this Slam so particular.”

For Medvedev, it was his fifth loss in six main finals. Medvedev was the No. 3 seed heading into the event. He set a file together with his fourth five-set match of the event and time on court docket within the main Open period. He spent 24 hours and 17 minutes surpassing Carlos Alcaraz’s 23 hours and 40 minutes on the U.S. Open in 2022.

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Jannik Sinner reacts through the males’s singles ultimate match towards Daniil Medvedev on the Australian Open, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. (AP Photograph/Alessandra Tarantino)

He seemed to be set on ending the evening early with a straight set victory. However Sinner began his journey again within the third set. Sinner had solely dropped one set via six rounds – in a 3rd set tiebreaker towards Djokovic – however then dropped two straight to Medvedev.

Medvedev has a Grand Slam title beneath his belt. He received the 2021 U.S. Open.

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Jannik Sinner holds the trophy

Jannik Sinner holds the Norman Brookes Problem Cup aloft after defeating Daniil Medvedev on the Australian Open, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. (AP Photograph/Alessandra Tarantino)

“I wish to congratulate Janick as a result of in the present day you confirmed it once more why you deserve it,” Medvedev stated. “So, profitable loads of matches and doubtless that’s not your final Grand Slam, however I hope I can attempt to get the following one in case you play within the ultimate as a result of it’s been, what, three finals in a row!”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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