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Italy secures Davis Cup final spot after Jannik Sinner’s heroics

Italy’s resurgence in the Davis Cup reached a pinnacle after a 25-year hiatus, as Jannik Sinner’s stellar performance propelled them into the finals. Sinner’s words echoed his intense determination, stating, “I just tried to push in every single point… It’s all part of tennis.”

Sinner, in an exceptional singles match, saved three match points to stun Novak Djokovic, securing a vital win that tied Italy 1-1 against Serbia. Reflecting on the pivotal moment, Sinner shared, “It was for sure the game-changer today… It’s all part of tennis.”

The 22-year-old’s stunning victory was a testament to his resolve, facing Djokovic for the third time in 11 days. “Obviously playing doubles in the decider of a Davis Cup tie is not easy. There’s a lot of pressure,” Sinner acknowledged, highlighting their resilience under immense pressure.

Their subsequent win in the doubles match against the Serbian duo of Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic sealed a famous victory for Italy, igniting jubilant celebrations. Sinner praised their team, stating, “We are a very complete team and each one of us is really happy to be here.”


The defeat was a bitter moment for Djokovic, who had a stellar season, winning three of the four Grand Slams. Sinner’s victory marked a rare occasion, being the first player to beat the Grand Slam champion twice in singles in the same season since 2019.

Despite Kecmanovic’s impressive rally against Lorenzo Musetti, securing a win that placed Serbia within grasp of the final, Italy’s resilience and Sinner’s remarkable performance ultimately clinched their spot in the Davis Cup final, setting the stage for a showdown against Australia.

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