Jannik Sinner to play for Italy in both singles and doubles. GETTY IMAGES

Newly-crowned world number one Jannik Sinner will play singles as well as doubles alongside Lorenzo Musetti at the Paris Olympics, the Italian tennis federation said Friday. Sinner will compete at an Olympics for the first time on the clay courts of Roland Garros where he made the semi-finals of the French Open last week, playing a tough match against Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.

The 22-year-old has claimed three titles in 2024; his maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open —overcoming third seed Daniil Medvedev after beating Novak Djokovic in the semi-final— Rotterdam and Miami. Turning pro at the age of 16 in 2019, he played his first almost full season on the ATP circuit and climbed more than 450 places in the world rankings to reach the top 80 (78th), making him the youngest player to be that high at the end of the year since Nadal in 2003.

Sinner, 30th-ranked Musetti, Matteo Arnaldi, the world number 34, and 41st-ranked Luciano Darderi will play singles in Paris. In doubles, the Sinner-Musetti pairing will be joined by French Open runners-up Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli.

The Italian women's team features French Open finalist and seventh-ranked Jasmine Paolini, 43rd-ranked Elisabetta Cocciaretto and world number 68 Lucia Bronzetti. Paolini and Sara Errani will play doubles after the duo made the women's final at Roland Garros last week.