With his victory against Roberto Bautista Agut in the first semifinal of the Miami Open, Jannik Sinner confirmed his great tennis level and made it clear that the Next Gen goes for everything. But not only that, there is more: this victory places the Italian in a select list that includes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi, among other tennis stars.
Thus, the 31st in the world, who is just 19 years old, shares a record with great tennis players: Michael Chang, Pete Sampras, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Richard Gasquet are some of those who ever played a Masters 1000 final with less than 20 years.
From 1990 to today, there are only four tennis players above them: Nadal tops the list, with 7 finals, followed by Andrei Medvedev, with 3, and finally Djokovic and Agassi, with 2.
Another curious fact that occurred with the victory against the Spanish is that Sinner will be the fourth teenager to reach a Miami Open final. Previously, in 1990, Agassi did it, in 2005 Nadal and finally Djokovic in 2007. The particularity? Then they all became number 1 in the world.
Can Sinner prevail in the decisive duel and make this Miami final even more historic?