Jannik surpassed Panatta who in 1976 managed to put on a winning streak of 16 successes

Now don’t say that 17 isn’t a lucky number. Jannik Sinner, who overcame Jan-lennard Struff in the third round of Indian Wells, set another record. No Italian had ever managed to extend a winning streak to 17 consecutive victories. The South Tyrolean has surpassed the longest series of successes for an Italian in men’s singles, until yesterday belonging to Adriano Panatta who scored 16 in 1976 between the match against Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup and the first round of the Nottingham tournament .


In between, the historic double of Internazionali d’Italia and Roland Garros. Sinner, unlike Panatta, achieved the record between two seasons, between 2023 and 2024. His invaluable run began with victories in the Davis Cup: with the Netherlands in singles against Tallon Griekspoor, with Serbia against Novak Djokovic and in the final with Australia against Alex De Minaur. In 2024 the race continued with the seven pearls that led him to the Australian Open title, where he won his first Slam title, and the five in Rotterdam. Also in this case a record that had lasted for years: no one since Lleyton Hewitt (2001) had managed to win the tournament immediately following the first Slam title.