Jannik Sinner's Dominance Likened to Peak Nadal on Clay by Ex-World No. 1
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Jannik Sinner's Dominance Likened to Peak Nadal on Clay by Ex-World No. 1

6 April 2024
2 min.
Jannik Sinner's Dominance Likened to Peak Nadal on Clay by Ex-World No. 1

Roddick Hails Sinner

Andy Roddick, the former world No. 1, recently praised Jannik Sinner's outstanding performance at the Miami Open, likening it to Rafael Nadal's legendary dominance on clay courts. On his podcast, "Served with Andy Roddick," the 2003 US Open champion drew a compelling comparison between Sinner's recent triumph and Nadal's remarkable run at the 2010 Monte Carlo Masters.

Sinner's Commanding Path to Miami Open Victory

Jannik Sinner, at just 22, demonstrated a level of play reminiscent of the greats, claiming his third title of an impressive 2024 season. With a 22-1 record this year and only three losses post-2023 US Open, Sinner's journey in Miami was particularly notable for his commanding victories over Daniil Medvedev (6-1, 6-2) in the semi-finals and Grigor Dimitrov (6-3, 6-1) in the final. This run secured him a career-high world No. 2 ranking.

Roddick's Analysis: Sinner's Dominance vs. Nadal's Clay Court Prowess

Roddick highlights the gravity of Sinner's achievement by comparing it to Nadal's performance in Monte Carlo in 2010, where Nadal showcased his clay court mastery by decisively defeating both David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco. "To draw a comparison to what Sinner just accomplished in Miami, we must look at Nadal at his peak on clay," Roddick remarked. He emphasized the rarity of such dominance in a Masters 1000 event, placing Sinner's performance alongside one of Nadal's most dominant phases.

Sinner's Remarkable Season and Comparison to Nadal's Record

Sinner's season thus far has been remarkable, with victories over top players including Novak Djokovic, a Masters 1000 title, a Davis Cup win, and a Grand Slam triumph. Roddick has been vocal about Sinner's status as the world's best player over the past several months, a sentiment underscored by Sinner's recent achievements.

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