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'You deserve to be #1' - Novak Djokovic lauds Jannik Sinner for becoming ATP World No. 1

Published at :June 12, 2024 at 6:57 PM
Modified at :June 12, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Before Jannik Sinner, Novak Djokovic was the World No. 1.

24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic has congratulated Jannik Sinner for becoming the new World No. 1.

ATP presented Jannik Sinner with a special momento after the Italian officially became the World No. 1. Sinner became the first Italian player in tennis history to reach the top spot in the ATP rankings.

The 2024 Australian Open champion later took to social media and uploaded a picture with the special accolade. He captioned the post, “Thank you, @atptour for today’s presentation, a lovely moment and I now look forward to starting the grass court season, Forza.”

Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov, three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, Olympic silver medalist Ivan Dodig and more reacted to the post.

However, a day later, former ATP World No. 1, Novak Djokovic also lauded Jannik Sinner for the incredible peak by commenting on his Instagram post. He wrote, “Bravo Jannik. You deserve to be #1 in the world! Congratulations! Congratulations on well deserved top spot in the world of tennis.”

Novak Djokovic’s comment on Jannik Sinner’s Instagram post

Interestingly, Jannik Sinner took over Novak Djokovic last week to become the new World No. 1. The Serb initially failed to defend his Australian Open title in January, losing against Sinner in the semi-finals. He was later eliminated in the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters by Casper Ruud.

Also Read: Novak Djokovic undergoes knee surgery after French Open 2024 withdrawal

Moreover, he also came up short at the 2024 French Open. The Serb had to withdraw from the Roland-Garros quarter-finals, where he was going to face Norway’s Casper Ruud. Novak Djokovic suffered a knee injury during his fourth round match against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

He also had to undergo immediate knee surgery for the meniscus tear he suffered during the French Open. Due to the injury, he is expected to miss the 2024 Wimbledon Championships. Nevertheless, he’s expected to make his comeback at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

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