Ranking Top 10 ATP players yet to win a Major: Jannik Sinner

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Italian youngster Jannik Sinner comes in at Number 7 on my list. Known for his well-rounded game and even-tempered demeanor, Sinner has been tipped as a major contender and potential rival of the best in the game. Many fans are hoping to see Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz develop a rivalry akin to the ones between the “Big Four.”

Jannik Sinner has enjoyed the best form of his career in 2023. At Wimbledon, Sinner advanced to his first career semifinal at a major (l. to Djokovic). He has also been very successful at the ATP 1000 events this year: making the semifinals at Indian Wells and Monte Carlo, reaching the finals in Miami, and winning his first 1000 title in Toronto.

Sinner has been a consistently solid player for the last few years. He has reached at least the quarterfinals of all four majors, has won 8 titles, and has made it to three ATP 1000 finals. Should he stay healthy, Sinner should be a top player for many years to come.

Is a Grand Slam in Jannik Sinner’s future?

Sinner is yet to make it beyond a semifinal at the major stage. I have to think that will change. Novak Djokovic may still be playing, but many of the old guard are retired or close to retirement. We have long asked when the new generation(s) would overtake the Big Four. Now, it’s not so much of when the new generation will overtake the Big Four, but when will the Big Four be done playing.

Sinner is far too good to not win a major in his career. It may take a few years (or until Djokovic retires), but I would expect Sinner to hold a major trophy or two someday.

Likelihood to Win a Major: Likely

Top Ten Countdown So Far

Number 10 – Richard Gasquet

Number 9 – Karen Khachanov

Number 8 – Nick Kyrgios

Number 7 – Jannik Sinner

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