On 28th January 2024, Jannik Sinner made history by becoming the first Italian champion in the Australian Open. He achieved this by staging an epic fightback from two sets down against Daniil Medvedev in an intense five-set final. Sinner’s victory marked his first Grand Slam title, and he displayed remarkable resilience and determination throughout the match.
Sinner, the fourth seed, struggled in the first two sets as Medvedev dominated with aggression, but he rallied to win 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in a thrilling three-hour and 44-minute battle. His remarkable performance included 14 aces, 50 winners, and breaking Medvedev’s serve four times, ultimately securing his historic win.
The triumph made Sinner the first Italian man to win a Slam since Adriano Panatta in 1976 and the youngest man to win the Australian Open since Novak Djokovic in 2008. Sinner expressed his joy and gratitude after the match, acknowledging the support of his team and the significance of his achievement.
Medvedev, who had lost five of his six finals in the majors, acknowledged Sinner’s deserving victory and praised his opponent’s tenacity. Despite Medvedev’s strong start, Sinner’s determination and refusal to give up ultimately led to his stunning comeback and historic triumph.
Sinner’s victory was a testament to his resilience and ability to seize opportunities, as he turned the tide of the match and ultimately emerged as the Australian Open champion, etching his name into the tournament’s history.