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Sinner confirms the ‘surprise’ of Alcaraz in Miami

The Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner He beat the Bulgarian 6-3 and 6-1 Grigor Dimitrov to conquer this Sunday the Miami tournament, the second Masters 1000 of the season, launched with his third title in 2024 and surpassing the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz in second place in the world ranking.

Sinner struck down his rival in just over an hour by winning in Miami, after two lost finals, and continuing the streak of a season that began by winning the Australian Open and continued with another trophy in Rotterdam. After falling in the semifinals of Indian Wells, precisely against Alcaraz, the Italian reached the top in Miami to become number two in the world.

He fittest tennis player on the circuit, at 22 years old, began by saving a break point, but his attack was much more forceful, very uncomfortable for the Bulgarian, who gave up his serve twice (6-3). The Italian no longer conceded and maintained a high pace and precision for a severe 6-1 with which he made the third time the charm in Florida.

Sinner, with a devastating record of 22-1 this season, has completed his stalking of Alcaraz in the rankings, taking away number two as he also tried unsuccessfully in Indian Wells two weeks ago. For Dimitrov, the Spaniard’s executioner in the quarterfinals, it was not the best ending to a tournament that, yes, returns him to the top 10 of the world rankings five years later.

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