Jannik Sinner breaks quite a few records at the 2024 Australian Open.
Jannik Sinner has broken quite a few records at the 2024 Australian Open. The Italian has performed exceptionally throughout the tournament and earned the first Grand Slam of his career.
He defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final today, despite losing the first two sets, and thus registered a comeback victory that will go down in the history books.
Roger Federer won his first ever Grand Slam at the 2003 Wimbledon. He defeated Andy Roddick in the semi-final and Mark Philippoussis in the final. It was his 17th appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, and coincidentally, Jannik Sinner also made his 17th Grand Slam appearance in the 2024 Australian Open. Thus, both players won their maiden Grand Slam titles on their 17th attempt.
Both players won their maiden Grand Slam title after their respective generational rivals won two Grand Slams at an earlier age. For Sinner, it was Carlos Alcaraz, while for Federer, it was Lleyton Hewitt. Unfortunately for Hewitt, he did not win any Grand Slams after that, while the rivalry between Sinner and Alcaraz had just begun.
2003 – After generational rival Lleyton Hewitt racked up two at an early age, Roger Federer wins his first Grand Slam at his 17th attempt
2024 – After generational rival Carlos Alcaraz racked up two at an early age, Jannik Sinner wins his first Grand Slam at his 17th attempt… pic.twitter.com/fCc3gdygNJ
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