Jannik Sinner continues to break records and has no plans of stopping. By defeating Holger Rune for the first time, the Italian talent made it three wins out of three in the round robin of the 2023 ATP Finals in Turin and reached the semi-finals: no Italian had ever managed to reach this point in its 54-year history . Masters of ATP Tournaments. The 22-year-old player from South Tyrol will face world number three Daniil Medved.Finished second in the Red Group after losing against Carlos Alcaraz by two sets to nil.
ATP Finals 2023 Turin, Sinner reaches semi-finals
Thanks to Noel Djokovic’s win against Hubert Hurkacz, Sinner was certain to advance from the Green Group before even setting foot on the court. The Serbian, who finished second in the group due to his defeat against Sinner, in turn took advantage of the Italian’s victory, which helped him reach the semi-finals, where he would meet another talented boy writing the future of tennis. : Number two in the ranking, Carlos Alcaraz.
,This victory means a lot to me.Jannik Sinner said immediately after the match against Rune. “Today’s match was very difficult, I have never won against him. I started very well and then he served better. I started again in the third set. I thank the fans, they helped me a lot. Maybe today I was a little too nervous, excited, even when I didn’t succeed in breaking it. Now let’s see how Saturday goes” he concluded.
After the first set ended 6–2, the match against the Dane seemed to be in Sinner’s control, when in the second set the Italian began to feel some back problems.
,My back is fine, I only felt a small bump but it is gone – assured the South Tyrolean – Maybe it was the stress, I didn’t even call the physiotherapist. I didn’t worry. When I’m in good shape on petrol, I’ll rest on Friday and see Saturday. It’s important to be in the semi-finals, the crowd gives me a lot of energy.”
“It was hard, I had never won before, the public helped me a lot – said Sinner – winning meant a lot, I was more nervous and excited but I won important points. I had many chances in the third set, but I could not take the break. It was still a good match. He made a lot of mistakes in the first set but he performed better in the second set. We were equal, in the third I started from zero like Djokovic. I’m happy with how I won.”
So the semi-final draw of the 2023 ATP Finals will be made up of the top four players in the world rankings and the next hurdle for Sinner to win the trophy is Daniil Medvedev (here to know about the record prize money of the ATP Finals in Turin).
The Russian is considered the “son noir” of the Italian team, having won 7 of the last 9. But the last two challenges were won by the 22-year-old from South Tyrol, giving him two ATP 500 titles in Beijing and Vienna.
“Now The sinner is on top and therefore can do anything, Any shot, it’s because he is a top player – Medvedev admitted after the defeat against Alcaraz – He is playing incredibly, I have to play better than today. I have to quickly forget about today’s match and focus on tomorrow’s match: as soon as I walk out of this room I have to think about how to beat Jannik.”
ATP Finals 2023 Turin, where to watch the Sinner-Medvedev semi-finals
Nitto ATP Finals 2023 semi-finals scheduled between Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev Saturday 18th November, 2.30pmAt Pala Alpitour in Turin. The match will be viewable free-to-air on Rai 2, while it will be broadcast to subscribers, with commentary from Elena Pero and technical commentary from Paolo Bertolucci, streaming on Sky Sport Tennis, Sky Sport Uno and NOW, based in Turin. In addition to tennis’ ATP Finals, great football from Serie A, the Champions League, Europe and the Conference League is offered.
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