Sinner's World No. 1 celebrations continue upon Halle arrival

  • Posted: Jun 13, 2024

Fresh off becoming World No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings for the first time, Jannik Sinner has arrived at the Terra Wortmann Open in Germany, where the Italian will begin his grass-court season next week.

Making his second appearance at the ATP 500 in Halle, the top seed was greeted with a cake to celebrate his rise to the pinnacle of the sport. Sinner on Monday became the 29th player to become World No. 1 since computerised rankings began in 1973.

The 22-year-old next looks to add to his standout season by claiming his maiden grass-court crown. “Of course, I want to be in the fight for the title. But the competition is very, very strong,” said the 13-time tour-level titlist.


Already a champion at the Australian Open, in Rotterdam and Miami this year, Sinner enters Halle with a 33-3 season record. Should he claim his fourth trophy of 2024 in Halle, Sinner would become the first Italian champion in tournament history. He is aiming to become the first World No. 1 to win the grass ATP 500 since Roger Federer in 2008.

Sinner will learn his place in the Terra Wortmann Open draw on Saturday.


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