Carlos Alcaraz overcame Jannik Sinner at Indian Wells

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Sam Hayes
2024 has been an incredible year for Jannik Sinner.

Two young superstars of tennis produced a classic, as Carlos Alcaraz beat Jannik Sinner in the Indian Wells semi-finals

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  • World number 3 Jannik Sinner is the defending Australian Open champion.
  • Sinner had not lost a match since defeat to Novak Djokovic in November 2023.
  • Sinner clinched his maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne in January 2024.
  • Carlos Alcaraz overcame Jannik Sinner in the Indian Wells semi-finals.

Having enjoyed a 15-game winning streak on the ATP Tour, Jannik Sinner has been the star of men’s tennis in 2024. Winning both the Australian Open and the ATP Rotterdam event propelled Jannik Sinner to world number 3 but his old for Carlos Alcaraz overcame him in the Indian Wells semi-finals. 

2024 has been all about Jannik Sinner in men’s tennis, with the 22-year-old Italian finally staking his claim amongst the very best players on the planet.

His triumph in the 2024 Australian Open final looks to have shifted the future of the game, with Novak Djokovic’s tenure as the best player on the planet under threat.

Sinner had won 15 tour matches on the spin, triumphing in both Melbourne and in Rotterdam and he has climbed to number 3 in the world rankings as a result.

However, the dream run was ended by Carlos Alcaraz, the other key contender at the top of the game and the future of men’s tennis looks to be in very exciting hands.

Sensational Sinner

The trajectory enjoyed by Jannik Sinner over the past few seasons on the ATP Tour has been mightily impressive and the Italian has really come of age in 2024.

Holding his nerve to win the Australian Open, beating Daniil Medvedev in a classic in the final, will live long in the memory and has etched his name into tennis folklore forever.

Now sat comfortably in the world’s top 5, Jannik Sinner is one of the biggest names in the world of tennis currently and his future looks to be piercingly bright.

All good things come to an end

Losing to Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in November 2023 must seem like a lifetime ago to Jannik Sinner.

Since then, the Italian had won 15 matches on the spin, picking up two titles in the process and soaring up the world rankings.

His old adversary Carlos Alcaraz was the man that ultimately beat Sinner, triumphing in a 3-set classic at Indian Wells and Sinner’s incredible run had to come to an end at some point.

A new era

Watching Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner go at it must be a very welcome sight to tennis punters and betting sites, following a sustained period of Novak Djokovic dominance.

Of course, the Serb is still the man to catch in any event he plays but Alcaraz, Sinner, and Daniil Medvedev have certainly closed the gap over the past 12 months.

With the next generation coming through and making their mark, men’s tennis looks to be in an incredible position and Sinner taking on Alcaraz in big events looks to be the script for many years to come.

Following his maiden Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open, Jannik Sinner’s profile within the game of tennis has soared.

Having seen his 15-match winning streak ended by Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells, Sinner will be ready to reset and push on, with the European clay court season on the horizon.