Jannik Sinner allowed himself to make a statement that could be misinterpreted and cause a media stir, which was not needed now
Without losing a set yet, Yannick Siner He advances to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2024. The first week of the Grand Slam in which the South Tyrol player immediately showed high-level tennis. And on the Melbourne night, the unstoppable run of the Italian, ranked fourth in the world rankings, continues, beating the fearsome Russian Karen Khachanov, ranked 15th in the ATP, in three sets with a score of 6-4, 7.5, 6-3 in almost two sets. And half an hour of playing.
In the quarter-finals, Siner will face another Russian, Andrey Rublev, No. 5 in the ranking, who defeated Australian and local idol Alex de Minaur, No. 10 in the ATP, in 5 sets, after a battle that lasted more than 4 hours and 5 sets with a score of 6-4, 6-7 (5). , 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0.
The Italian had already qualified for the quarter-finals in 2022, but now he is Noel DjokovicThe candidate to reach the final and play for the cup. The awareness of being among the competitors to beat does not push him to feel a lot of pressure but rather to express himself at his best.
Winning the Davis Cup with the Italian national team and the impressive performance at the ATP Finals in Turin launched Yannick, who returned to the court, after a well-deserved rest and athletic training at the end of 2023, already ready to participate. Giving great satisfaction For his fans.
Sinner's words after winning the round of 16 at the Australian Open
At the end of the 16th round of the match, Athim let himself go Some hot statements: “Every match has its own story, today was difficult and I am happy with the win. We have a fairly similar game, I tried to change it and I'm really happy“.
Complicated race however I thank the audience for their support: “It's been a long time since I played with him, I played a tough game here and he's a great player. I tried to stay in the game mentally and physically, thanks to the crowd because it's always fun to play in front of you.“.
Keeping calm is the prerogative of the sinner
The South Tyrol native concludes by saying that he tries to remain calm as if he were playing poker: “I usually try to stay calm, and not show too much emotion, especially when you play a good point and lose. I'm trying to get one too 'poker face'but it's fun to play here.
The Australian atmosphere is inspiring and giving More design With the tennis player's desire to win, all that remains is to encourage him in the possible last three matches that he will face in the tournament.
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