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Sinner leapfrogs Alcaraz in men's rankings after Miami Open blast past Dimitrov

USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con - Geoff Burke

Italy's Jannik Sinner rose on Monday to second place in the tennis world rankings following his straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov to claim the Miami Open.

The 22-year-old beat the Bulgarian 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday evening to lift his third title of the season following victories at the Australian Open in January and in Rotterdam in February.

"I'm very happy to be in this position," said the Italian after securing the crown in Miami for the first time and a second victory at a Masters 1000 tournament which are considered the most prestigious titles on the circuit after the four Grand Slam events in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.

"I'm just enjoying every moment. These are special days winning a tournament. Doesn't matter what kind of tournament, it's a special day. It means a lot to me."

Sinner's victory means he will go above Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP rankings to occupy second spot for the first time since turning professional in 2018.

Rise

"When you win, you realise that it's really special," he said. "But it's a moment. So there is not so much time to enjoy this.

"That's where I feel like that I have improved a lot. After winning the title in Australia, I live these moments, three or four days, and then after, I get back to work. It was the same in Rotterdam and it's the same here, because you don't have to time to enjoy."

"I know that I don't have so much time to prepare for Monaco, so this is now obviously the next goal, trying to get confident with the clay."


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