Jannik Sinner dethrones Carlos Alcaraz to clinch a new career high of World No. 2 after winning Miami Open title

The 22-year-old scripted history with his title win in Miami.


Jannik Sinner dethrones Carlos Alcaraz to clinch a new career high of World No. 2 after winning Miami Open title

Jannik Sinner (Via Imago)

Italian tennis ace Jannik Sinner achieved his career-high ranking as he dethroned Spanish ace Carlos Alcaraz to become the new World No. 2. This jump in rankings comes after the 22-year-old beat Grigor Dimitrov in the 2024 Miami Open final.

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As Sinner beat Dimitrov in straight sets of 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday to clinch the title at the Masters tournament, he gained 400 points which took his total points to 8710 and helped him become the second-ranked player in the world. The Italian is now 65 points ahead of Alcaraz in the ATP rankings.

Sinner was elated at this new feat as he rejoiced in being the new World No. 2. He said that it was a great feeling for him as he comes from a very normal family. The 22-year-old said that he had never thought that he would become World No. 2.

Being No. 2, it's an amazing feeling. I never thought to come to this point. I come from a very normal family. My dad is still working, as my mom, too. For me, it's, you know, sport is one thing, and life is different. I'm very happy to be in this position. I'm just enjoying every moment.
Jannik Sinner said after reaching a career-high ranking.

Jannik Sinner scripting history with every title win

Jannik Sinner is on a roll in the 2024 season. The 22-year-old Italian is adding new feathers to his cap at every tournament and is scripting history with every title win. As Sinner beat Grigor Dimitrov in the Miami Open final to lift his maiden title in Miami, he became the first-ever Italian to win a Miami Open title.

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Jannik Sinner with Miami Open trophy (Image via Imago)

Also, reaching the new career-high ranking, Sinner became the first Italian to climb to No. 2. He has also extended his lead for most tour-level trophies by an Italian in the Open Era to 13 and is the first Italian to claim multiple Masters 1000 titles.

Earlier this season, Sinner became only the third Italian man to win a Grand Slam title and the only one to win the Australian Open when he beat Daniil Medvedev in the 2024 Australian Open final. Also, the 22-year-old became the first Italian to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1976.

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