Australian Open: Djokovic, Sinner's shots in the final – Tennis

Australian Open: Djokovic, Sinner's shots in the final – Tennis

There was a need for work, and it was a business. Jannik Sinner writes another page of Italian tennis, as he won his first Grand Slam final and became the first Italian to reach the Australian Open: the Italian tennis leader, fourth in the world rankings but with the record now increasingly in his sights, in front of him was the champion of champions Novak Djokovic who never fails on the hard courts of Rod Laver Arena. I reached ten finals and won several.

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The boy from South Tyrol was needed to interrupt the Serb's streak, to which Sinner left only one set: the score ended 4-1 for the Blue in 3 hours and 22 minutes of play, which started like a rocket in the first two sets. He closed 6-1 and 6-2, then gave up the third goal in the tie-break 6-7, after the match point was annulled, but then in the fourth game he did not forgive, but put the ball down to make it 6-3 and remove n.1. “It was a very difficult match, but the Wimbledon defeat taught me how to beat Djokovic. Here I started very well in the first two sets – said Sinner -, Nole made a lot of mistakes.

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I missed a match point in the third set, but I wanted to be ready for the next set. It started off great and I couldn't wait to play this match. Now I'm calmer and on Sunday I'll play the final smiling. My family is at home and will stay at home: I salute all the Italian fans, we also have the doubles final and it is nice to continue competing.” The appointment with history at dawn in Italy and Sinner will not waste it. It is: the Grand Slam final is the goal he wants to achieve this time, despite Although Djokovic is the absolute king of Melbourne. Sinner's match starts to go downhill, even taking into account his opponent: in the first set, with the Serbian late in the legs, Blue won on two set points and closed 6-1 in 35 minutes.

Djokovic loses the first set in the eleven semi-finals held on Australian hard courts. Sinner also dominated the second with two breaks and no break points awarded to his opponent. Djokovic fails to outperform Djokovic, as he committed 29 errors in two sets in which he won only 3 matches. In the third set, the challenge returns again thanks to Djokovic's fewer errors and the return of Sinner to the floor, after the Martian start: we reach the tie-break, and the Serbian holds on to the match, saving the blue match ball at 6-5 and continuing to close 8-6. We go to fourth place, to the applause of Melbourne Park, happy that we will be able to enjoy the show again. Blue proved stronger, going from 40-0 to break. It ended 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, and it was Sinner's first Grand Slam final. Which now awaits the winner of the second semi-final match between Medvedev and Zverev. But in Australia this is already history.

Pietrangeli “The sinner is the man to be overcome”

“The sinner is a phenomenon. He is the new man, the 'young man' to be overcome and it will remain that way for some time. If he continues as he is doing now, others will get into trouble.” Nicola Pietrangeli, the only Italian tennis player to win two Grand Slam tournaments and the world record holder for matches played and won in the Davis Cup, was delighted with Jannik Sinner's victory over Novak Djokovic in Melbourne. “I expected this, given that I bet on a drink that Sinner would win,” the former tennis player told ANSA news agency. “He seems to be someone who has won every match for 50 years – he continues to praise Pietrangeli -. Am I angry with him? That's stupid. I'm saying Yannick is really strong, and now he's already in the top three. “In the world. “I repeat, he will become the man to beat: for me he is Superman and there will be little against him.”

Is my slave a sinner? amazing'

“Australian Open…how wonderfully wrong”. That's the hang of it for Yannick, the final Grand Slam match of the season now scheduled for Sunday in Melbourne.

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