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Sinner defuses Shelton and continues his winning streak

Sinner defuses Shelton and continues his winning streak

Jannik Sinner can add another capital to the previous “Perfect Season 2024”.

On Wednesday night, the 22-year-old Italian kneeled American Ben Shelton 7:6 (4), 6:1 in the round of 16 of the ATP 1000 tournament in Indian Wells and celebrated his 18th victory as a result. .

For Sinner, this is the 150th hard court match he has won in his career – with 46 defeats. This makes him the first player born in the 2000s to reach this mark.

Sinner now against surprise man Lehecka

“It's always difficult against Ben because you can't get into a good rhythm,” Sinner, who is yet to lose this year, said after defeating the American serve player. “I tried to always stay positive. There were difficult moments, especially in the first set. I am very happy with the win.”

Sinner, who recently won the Australian Open title and in Rotterdam and is accompanied by his father in Indian Wells, will face Czech Jiri Lehka. The 22-year-old has already surprised in California with victories over Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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