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Jannik Sinner vs Stefanos Tsitsipas h2h: How the Rivalry Began, Most Important Stats, Strengths And Weaknesses And What They’ve Said About Each Other

Aravind Sekhar

The rivalry between Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas have had a few epic encounters on the ATP Tour so far. As of 13 April 2024, they faced off 9 times in men’s singles matches. The Greek player leads their head-to-head with 6 wins.

Tsitsipas had a 5-match winning streak over Sinner in the past to start off with, now the Italian has the chance of doing something similar. Sinner turned the tables against Daniil Medvedev in their rivalry too, losing the first 6 matches, only to win the next 5 that have taken place.

Tstisipas is nearing the 100 wins mark on clay, with a 75 percent career-winning record on the surface, according to the ATP Tour. Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner has just 46 wins on clay with 68 percent winning record, showing that he still has a long way to go.

In fact, their first-ever meeting was back in 2019 in the Rome Masters Round of 32 match and Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Jannik Sinner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

In an interview with Tennis Channel, Sinner revealed at Monte Carlo that he is eager to check his level of play on clay against Tsitsipas. He understands that Tsitsipas has triumphed twice at the event and is fond of the conditions on the court.

Meanwhile, in an interview with TennisTV, the World No. 12 Stefanos Tsitsipas described Jannik Sinner as one of the best players on the tour last season. Tsitsipas admitted he constantly works to find tactics to beat Sinner since it is a tough ask.

Sinner would look to target his opponent’s backhand and force him to slice the ball. Meanwhile, Tsitsipas will look to keep the rallies short and come to the net for volleys.

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Jannik Sinner in Monte Carlo Masters 2024

Sinner played Tsitsipas at the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time in 2024. It was also be their first meeting at the Monte Carlo Masters. Prior to that, the pair had last played on a clay court in Rome in 2022, a match which Tsitsipas won in straight sets again. But the loss to Tsitsipas in the Monte Carlo semifinals was Sinner’s second overall in 2024, having won 25 out of the other 27. On the other hand, it was the Greek’s 15th win in 2024 and he added another one by defeating Casper Ruud in the final.

What made Tsitsipas’ win even more remarkable is that he was able to break Sinner’s serve more than any player in the Monte Carlo Masters 2024. Additionally, hitting 77 winners helped the Greek’s cause and he seems to have found the solution to beat Sinner, who has been unstoppable otherwise.

Post Edited By:Dhruv Rupani

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Aravind Sekhar

Aravind Sekhar


Aravind Sekhar is a Tennis Journalist at The SportsRush. He has been following Tennis since 2010. While not following the sport online, he plays the game and works on improving his one handed backhand. He has completed his Masters in Applied Sociology. Apart from writing, he is passionate about picking up interesting statistics on players from the WTA and ATP tours.

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