Sinner Upsets Djokovic, Inches Closer to Turin Semifinals. In the match at the Nitto ATP Finals, the Italian sensation, Jannik Sinner, secured a dramatic victory against the formidable Novak Djokovic. Sinner earned his first-ever Lexus ATP Head2Head win in four encounters with the legendary Djokovic. The Turin crowd’s resounding support fueled Sinner’s stellar performance, marking a crucial moment in his career.
The 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(2) victory not only improved Sinner’s record to 2-0 in Turin this week but also placed him at the top of the Green Group. However, his qualification for the knockout semi-final stage is still pending, adding suspense to his impressive campaign.
Match Statistics: Nitto ATP Finals
Here’s a table summarizing the statistical comparison between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner in their recent ATP Finals match:
|Statistics||Novak Djokovic||Jannik Sinner|
|First Serve %||65%||64%|
|Win % on 1st Serve||82%||79%|
|Win % on 2nd Serve||59%||56%|
|Receiving Points Won||36||27|
|Max Games Won in a Row||2||3|
|Max Points Won in a Row||6||10|
|Service Points Won||73||82|
|Service Games Won||16||17|
Decisive Tie-Break Brilliance: Nitto ATP Finals
Djokovic, known for his ability to make comebacks, faced a challenge from Sinner’s fast start in the decisive tie-break. The Italian showed great resilience and took an insurmountable lead with five consecutive points. Sinner’s fearless approach under pressure made it difficult for Djokovic to respond. Reflecting on the match, Sinner expressed confidence in critical moments and highlighted his bravery and intelligence during important moments. He described the contest as a “really high-level match.” This victory on hard court against Djokovic ended the Serbian’s impressive 19-match winning streak.
Djokovic, gracious in defeat, acknowledged Sinner’s courage and aggressive play during crucial points. He conceded that Sinner deserved the win and praised him for playing a fantastic match, showcasing his best game at pivotal moments.
Sinner’s Achievements This Season
With this victory, Sinner’s stellar season now includes a remarkable 59 match wins, the most by an Italian in the Open Era. Furthermore, he boasts a commendable 10-5 record against the Top 10. Sinner’s prowess indoors for 2023 stands at an impressive 15-1, including a notable win against then-No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz earlier in the season.
Semi-Final Implications: ATP Finals 2023
Despite the defeat, Djokovic remains in contention for the semi-finals with a 1-1 record in Turin. His upcoming match against Hubert Hurkacz will determine his fate in the round-robin stage. Meanwhile, Sinner looks to maintain his undefeated streak in the group as he faces Holger Rune in his final round-robin encounter.