Australian Open day 15: Jannik Sinner opens grand slam account

The story of the final day of action at Melbourne Park.

Eleanor Crooks
Sunday 28 January 2024 14:04 GMT
Jannik Sinner holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (Andy Wong/AP)
Jannik Sinner holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (Andy Wong/AP) (AP)

Jannik Sinner clinched his first grand slam title in dramatic fashion by coming from two sets to love down to beat Daniil Medvedev.

The 22-year-old Italian followed up his victory over Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals by quelling a fast start by Medvedev to win 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-3.

He is the youngest Australian Open champion since Djokovic in 2008 and the first Italian man to win a major singles trophy since Adriano Panatta at the French Open in 1976.

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Hsieh at the double


Tennis never stops

While Sinner and Medvedev battled it out on Rod Laver, Katie Boulter was among those preparing for the WTA tournament in Linz, which starts on Monday.

Roll of honour

Women’s singles: Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)Men’s singles: Jannik Sinner (Italy)Women’s doubles: Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Elise Mertens (Belgium)Men’s doubles: Rohan Bopanna (India) and Matt Ebden (Australia)Mixed doubles: Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Jan Zielinski (Poland)Girls’ singles: Renata Jamrichova (Slovakia)Boys’ singles: Rei Sakamoto (Japan)Girls’ doubles: Tyra Grant and Iva Jovic (USA)Boys’ doubles: Maxwell Exsted and Cooper Woestendick (USA)Men’s wheelchair singles: Tokito Oda (Japan)Women’s wheelchair singles: Diede De Groot (Netherlands)Men’s wheelchair doubles: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid (Great Britain)Women’s wheelchair doubles: Diede De Groot and Jiske Griffioen (Netherlands)Quad wheelchair singles: Sam Schroder (Netherlands)Quad wheelchair doubles: Andy Lapthorne (Great Britain) and David Wagner (USA)

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