Sinner and Sonego Triumph in Indian Wells Doubles Debut

Sinner and Sonego Triumph in Indian Wells Doubles Debut

Jannik Sinner Extends Unbeaten Streak in Indian Wells Doubles Debut

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Jannik Sinner’s remarkable start to 2024 continued on Saturday as he teamed up with compatriot Lorenzo Sonego to claim victory in their Indian Wells doubles opener.

Fresh from his triumph at the Australian Open, Sinner showcased his versatility by transitioning seamlessly to the doubles court. The Italian duo faced a stern test in the form of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, but they ultimately prevailed in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

The match began with both teams trading blows, but it was Sinner and Sonego who seized the initiative in the first set. They broke Khachanov’s serve at 5-4, putting themselves in a commanding position. However, the Russian-German duo fought back to level the set at 5-5.

Undeterred, Sinner and Sonego regained their composure and broke Khachanov’s serve once again to take the first set. The second set was a one-sided affair as the Italians dominated their opponents, winning it 6-1.

Throughout the match, Sinner and Sonego displayed excellent chemistry and coordination. They covered the court effectively, with Sinner’s powerful groundstrokes complementing Sonego’s deft touch at the net.

The victory extends Sinner’s unbeaten streak to 10 matches in 2024. The 21-year-old has now won two titles this season, including the Australian Open and the Montpellier Open.

Sinner’s success in doubles is a testament to his all-around ability as a tennis player. He is not only a formidable singles player but also a capable doubles competitor.