Sinner takes revenge against Djokovic

Henry

Barely a week after he lost 6-3 and 6-3 against Novak Djokovic in the final of the ATP finals in Turin, Jannik Sinner took revenge on the tennis court against the world’s leading player.

The young Italian finished their Davis Cup encounter 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5 to book Italy’s place in the final of the tournament against Australia.

After Sinner clinched the first set, Djokovic fought back as usual and with the score 5-4 in his favor in the deciding set he also enjoyed a 40-0 pot lead.

But Sinner was able to stand his ground and after almost three hours of play he walked off the course victorious.

“It was like a roller coaster ride. I enjoyed a very good run-up to the match, but Novak played significantly better than me in the second set. In the deciding set I paid attention to my serve and it finally worked,” said Sinner.

The 22-year-old Italian ended up winning 13 of the last 16 points.

However, Djokovic still ends the year as the world’s leading player and he walked away with the Grand Slam laurels in Melbourne, Paris and New York in 2023.

He also has no plans to announce his retirement anytime soon.

“I still play at a high level, while records also provide the necessary motivation. However, I am on my own tennis path and I would like to see how far I can go on it,” said the Serbian.