Jannik Sinner: Champion in Miami

A perfect match for the young man from San Candido who wins 6-3 6-1 against the Bulgarian Dimitrov in just 73 minutes and clinches the Miami ATP 1000 title, surpassing Alcaraz in the world rankings to claim the 2nd spot.
The Hard Rock Stadium was painted orange, with tricolor flags waving.

For Sinner, it's the 13th title of his career, the second at the '1000' level after last summer's victory in Canada, and the third title of the season after the Australian Open and Rotterdam. This success propels him past Alcaraz in the ATP rankings, with 22 victories since the beginning of 2024 and only one defeat.

His third attempt in Miami proves successful, avenging disappointments from 2021 with Hurkacz and last year with Medvedev. It's been a blazing start to the year for the South Tyrolean, who is already arguably the strongest Italian tennis player of all time. And we're just getting started.

Can he claim the top spot in the world rankings? As of now, he certainly has all the characteristics to do so.As the ATP 1000 in Monte Carlo begins in a week, will he once again delight his fans? His current form suggests he could go all the way, as he's becoming the player to beat.

THE MATCH—Dimitrov, after two memorable matches defeating Alcaraz in the quarters and Zverev in the semifinals, starts strong, holding his first game to love while Jannik loses a point.

The first break point is for Grigor, supported by much of the stadium cheering for him. However, there's no danger for Sinner, who brushes off the threat with two strong serves and then goes up 0-30, earning two break points at 15-40 with a beautiful passing shot.

Grigor’s resistance fades quickly, as he saves the first but surrenders at 2-1. Sinner secures a solid break, losing the first fifteen but responding with four consecutive points, ending with two aces. Since saving the break point, the young man from San Candido has won 11 out of 14 points. At 4-2, he maintains a high pace, forcing Grigor into errors once again, who has to save himself from a break (4-3).

There's no escape for the man who brought the one-handed backhand back into the top 10: from 30-15, Jannik hits two consecutive winners and earns two set points.

He takes the set 6-3 in 42 minutes with a beautiful passing shot from the baseline.

In the second set, Sinner accelerates in the 4th game, breaking Dimitrov's serve from 40-0 to go up 4-1.
It's now routine, the rhythm and weight of the ball from the South Tyrolean, his splendid form, leave no room for the best Dimitrov.

Another break comes for 5-1, and then he closes out the match 6-1.

Congratulations Jannik, who will be next?