Sinner Extends Winning Streak to 16 with Dominant Indian Wells Debut

Sinner Extends Winning Streak to 16 with Dominant Indian Wells Debut

World No. 3 Jannik Sinner has extended his remarkable winning streak to 16 matches with a dominant 6-3, 6-0 victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event. The Italian star is now a perfect 13-0 on the season, having won his last three matches of 2023 at the Davis Cup Finals, the Australian Open title, and the Rotterdam title.

Sinner's victory in Indian Wells marks his first match on American soil since his triumph at the US Open last year. The 21-year-old is now one win away from matching his career-best winning streak of 17 matches, set in 2021.

The Italian's dominance in the match against Kokkinakis was evident from the outset. Sinner broke the Australian's serve in the opening game and never looked back. He controlled the pace of the match with his powerful groundstrokes and precise serve, winning 80% of his first-serve points.

Kokkinakis, ranked No. 103 in the world, struggled to find his rhythm against Sinner's relentless pressure. The Australian was broken three times in the first set and failed to win a single game in the second set.

Sinner's victory in Indian Wells is a testament to his exceptional form and his determination to reach the No. 2 ranking. The Italian is now just 100 points behind No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz, who is currently sidelined with an injury.

If Sinner continues his winning ways, he could potentially overtake Alcaraz and become the new world No. 2 as early as next week. The Italian is scheduled to face either Jenson Brooksby or Miomir Kecmanovic in the second round of Indian Wells.

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