He’s the first active men’s player under 22 years old to reach that 30-win mark at the Grand Slams, helped in part by quarter-final appearances at all four of the majors, including on debut in Paris in 2020.
While Carlos Alcaraz has ascended to world No.1 and the US Open title and Holger Rune has a Masters 1000 title to his name, Sinner’s quiet, staid approach makes him no less lethal. He came out of the gates strong in Monday’s evening session and never looked under any real threat against the 26-year-old Muller, ranked world No.101.
Sinner next meets German Daniel Altmaier in round two, with a potential quarter-final match-up with No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev looming next week.
Seeds Grigor Dimitrov, Frances Tiafoe and Alexander Zverev feature in this part of the draw, too.
Sinner’s clay season has not been shining in the lead-up to Paris, a 7-3 mark interrupted in part by an illness that forced him out of Madrid a few weeks ago.