Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner’s 2024 tennis schedule: Italian makes tweak to his calendar

Shahida Jacobs
Jannik Sinner with the Australian Open trophy
Jannik Sinner with the Australian Open trophy

Jannik Sinner could not have asked for a better start to the 2024 tennis season as he won his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open.

Playing in his first tournament of the year, Sinner stunned defending champion Novak Djokovic with a sublime performance in the semi-final and followed it up with a come-from-behind victory over Daniil Medvedev as he won 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3.

But what does the Italian’s schedule look like after his Melbourne Park heroics?

Last year Sinner was back in action only days after losing in the fourth round of the season-opening Grand Slam as he competed – and won – the Open Sud de France, but Grand Slam champions need a bit more time to recover.

The 22-year-old played 21 tournaments in 2023, but that number is likely to be considerably lower this year as has already opted to skip a couple of events.

Jannik Sinner’s possible 2024 tennis calendar

Rotterdam Open – February 12-18

The Australian Open champion is likely to return to action in mid-February and chances are high that there could be another rematch of the Australian Open final as Medvedev is also on the entry list.

Medvedev got the better of Sinner in the 2023 Rotterdam final as he won 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

Indian Wells Open – March 4-17

Sinner didn’t play any of the Middle Eastern events last year and his also absent from the entry lists this year with his focus likely to be on the Sunshine Double.

The Italian will be looking to go two better than last year. He lost in the semi-final against eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz during the 2023 tournament in California.

Miami Open – March 18-31

Sinner followed up his run to the last four in Indian Wells by reaching the final of the Miami Open for the second time in his career.

En route he defeated Alcaraz in a glorious match, but he went down in straight sets against Medvedev.

His previous Miami Open final appearance was in 2021 when he lost against Hubert Hurkacz.

Monte Carlo Masters – April 8-14

The Italian has kicked off his clay-court season in The Principality in recent years and last year he reached the semi-final before losing two Holger Rune in straight sets.

Madrid Open – April 22 to May 5

On the back of his health issues in Barcelona in 2023, Sinner also withdrew from last year’s Madrid Open but he will return to the Spanish capital this year for the ATP Masters 1000 event as he will be the top seed following Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal.

Italian Open – May 6-13

An Italian winning the Italian Open in Rome would be something special and Sinner will no doubt be on the entry list for his home ATP Masters 1000 title.

His best performance to date came in 2022 when he lost in the quarter-final while last year he reached the fourth round.

Roland Garros – May 27-June 9

The French Open is a favourite for Italians, but Sinner is yet to crack the code in Paris as last year he lost in the second round.

His best appearance was a run to the quarter-final on his debut in 2020, but he then ran into Rafael Nadal and lost in three sets.

Rosmalen Grass Court Championships – June 10-16

The ATP 250 event in the Netherlands is where Sinner started his grass-court season last year and it remains to be seen if he will return as the Stuttgart Open is running at the same time.

Halle Open – June 17-23

Last year Sinner reached the quarter-final of the ATP 500 tournament in Germany, but was forced to retire due to an adductor injury.

He could opt to play only one event on grass in the build-up to Wimbledon this year.

Wimbledon – July 1-14

Wimbledon 2023 was a breakthrough event for Sinner as he reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final before losing in straight sets against Novak Djokovic.

Let’s not forget in 2022 he reached the quarter-final after defeating Alcaraz in four sets in the fourth round.

Swedish Open – July 15-21

Players traditionally take the week off after Wimbledon, but many have added an extra event in order to prepare for the 2024 Paris Games.

Sinner will make his debut in Bastad this year, although if he does go all the way at Wimbledon he will likely be a late withdrawal.

Paris Olympics – July 27-August 4

Winning Olympic gold will be high on the agenda for Sinner and he will no doubt be on the entry list for the 2024 Paris Games if he is fit and healthy.

Umberto De Morpurgo is the only Italian to have won a medal at the Olympics and his bronze medal came at the 1924 Paris Games so it would be quite something for Sinner to achieve a similar feat exactly 100 years later in the same city.

Canadian Open – August 5-11

The 2023 Canadian Open was where things really started to click for Sinner as he won his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title.

The Italian defeated Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-1 in the final and he will no doubt return to defend his title.

Cincinnati Open – August 12-18

Last year’s Canadian Open title run was followed by a disappointing outing in Cincy as he was stunned in straight sets in the second round by qualifier Dusan Lajovic.

US Open – August 26-September 8

Having reached the quarter-final at Flushing Meadows in 2022, Sinner would’ve been disappointed to lose one round earlier last year as he went down in five sets against Alexander Zverev.

But now that he has won a Grand Slam on a hard court you wouldn’t put him past it to be there or thereabouts at this year’s US Open.

Davis Cup Group Stage – September 9-15

When you lead your country to their first Davis Cup final title in nearly 50 years then you will no doubt want to help to successfully defend the title.

Sinner is a safe bet in terms of being part of Italy’s squad.

Laver Cup – September 16-22

Jannik Sinner is yet to make an appearance at the Laver Cup, but given his start to the 2024 season and the fact that Carlos Alcaraz has already signed up, Team Europe will be desperate to get him on board for this year’s edition.

China Open – September 23-29

The 2023 China Open was basically THE tournament where Sinner became a true superstar as he claimed his first-ever win over Medvedev.

After beating Alcaraz in the semi-final, Sinner finally got the better of Medvedev to reduce the head-to-head to 6-1.

Shanghai Masters – October 2-13

But he was once again unable to make it back-to-back strong runs as he was beaten by Ben Shelton in the fourth round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai.

Vienna Open – October 23-29

Sinner swapped Asia for the indoor courts of Europe after the Shanghai Masters and he again came up against Daniil Medvedev in the final.

The 6-1 head-to-head turned into 6-2 as the Italian won another final for the 10th title of his career.

Paris Masters – October 28-November 3

Scheduling problems meant Sinner didn’t have a deep run at the Paris Masters as his second-round win over Mackenzie McDonald finished in the early hours and he then withdrew from his fourth-round match.

But he is likely to return to Paris-Bercy this year with high hopes that the scheduling will improve.

ATP Finals – November 10-17

Following his Australian Open title win, Sinner is well on the way to qualifying for the season-opening event.

Last year he qualified outright for the first time in his career and it was a glorious week in Turin as he stunned Novak Djokovic in the round-robin phase and beat Medvedev in the semi-final before Djokovic got revenge in the final.

Davis Cup Finals – TBC

If Italy qualify for the Davis Cup Finals, then Sinner will no doubt be part of their line-up.