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Jannik Sinner's projected path to 2024 French Open final

Published at :May 27, 2024 at 6:48 PM
Modified at :May 27, 2024 at 6:48 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Jannik Sinner will start his 2024 French Open campaign against Christopher Eubanks.

This year’s breakthrough star, Jannik Sinner, has been in stellar form recently. The Italian tennis star started his campaign in Melbourne with the Australian Open. Sinner wasn’t a favourite to win the title; however, he defeated the likes of Andrey Rublev, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev to win his first Grand Slam.

He also won two other titles, the Maimi Open and ATP Rotterdam, to overtake Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s singles rankings. Sinner was cruising over his opponents in different competitions before he suffered a hip injury setback. The Italian had to withdraw from the Madrid Open after he suffered a hip injury.

Due to the injury, he also missed the Italian Open. However, he’s expected to make his comeback at the 2024 French Open. Sinner’s best finish came in 2020, when he reached the quarter-finals. However, since then, the World No. 2 hasn’t been in top form at the clay court major.

First Round: Christopher Eubanks

Jannik Sinner will commence his French Open campaign against American tennis player Christopher Eubanks. The 28-year-old is well-known for his 2023 Wimbledon campaign, where he reached the quarter-finals. Christopher Eubanks defeated the likes of Cameron Norrie and Stefanos Tsitsipas in England on grass. However, on clay, things will be different.

Second Round: Richard Gasquet

Home hope Richard Gasquet is expected to be Jannik Sinner’s second round opponent at the 2024 French Open. The Frenchman will face Borna Coric in the first match and with home support on Court Suzanne Lenglan, he’s expected to record a win. Former World No. 7, Gasquet, has managed to reach the semi-finals at Roland-Garros in 2016. However, he’s unlikely to repeat the feat.

Third Round: Cameron Norrie

Seeded 32, Cameron Norrie has played 24 matches in 2024, winning 14. The British tennis star is not in his top form, as he’s yet to record a significant victory on clay this season. However, Norrie has been drawn into a slightly easier section until the third round, where he faces Jannik Sinner.

Fourth Round: Nicolas Jarry

Alongside Alejandro Tabilo, Nicolas Jarry also became a well-known name in the tennis world. Jarry managed to reach the final of the ATP 1000 Madrid Open, where he suffered a loss against Germany’s Alexander Zverev.

However, he defeated the likes of Tommy Paul and Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the final. Thus, with decent form on clay, the Chilean tennis star can enjoy a good time in Paris before eventually facing Jannik Sinner.

Quarter-final: Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkcaz will start his campaign against Japan’s Shintaro Mochizuki. The Polish tennis star is expected to record an easy win over Mochizuki. However, Hurkcaz’s run on clay in 2024 has been underwhelming. With a win-loss record of 26-11, the Pole has always faced problems on the red dirt.

Semi-final: Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz has been suffering from a forearm issue since the start of the season, however, he managed to win the 2024 Indian Wells Masters by defeating the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner and Alexander Zverev. However, the two-time Grand Slam winner has only played four matches on clay in 2024.

He missed the Monte-Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open and the Italian Open. At the Madrid Open, he lost against the eventual champion Andrey Rublev. However, last year’s semi-finalist can be a threat to all the other tennis players, if he remains fit.

Final: Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev

ATP World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been out of form recently. At the Italian Open, he was eliminated in the third round by Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo. Meanwhile, he lost against Tomas Machac in the semi-finals of the ATP 250 Geneva Open. The Serb is yet to play a final this season, but Djokovic’s performances in Grand Slams have always been unpredictable.

Meanwhile, the only tennis player other than Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, to win the Italian Open more than once in the 21st century, Alexander Zverev is in red-hot form. The three-time Roland-Garros semi-finalist is also keen to win his first Grand Slam. Thus, he can cross paths with Jannik Sinner on his way to the potential triumph.

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