As we told you a few hours ago, Jannik Sinner qualified for the semi-finals of the 2023 editio of the ATP Finals, despite he had not yet taken to the court at that time. Thanks to Hubert Hurkacz's one set victory in the match he then lost (in three sets .
ed.) against Novak Djokovic, the Italian mathematically obtained qualification among the best four of the tournament. In the second round of the group at the Turin Masters, the young number 4 in the ATP ranking managed to beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career, confirming all the improvements shown in recent months, which had allowed him to overcome another nightmare, after Daniil Medvedev.
The Italian tennis player is about to play the match against Holger Rune, in a challenge that will determine who will win the group and who, above all, will qualify for the semi-finals between Djokovic and Rune. Sinner is having a crazy season, which is showing him as one of the strongest tennis players in the world.
To be able to go all the way to the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit, you need to be able to stand up to them and beat them. There is an impressive data that demonstrates how Sinner's tennis is at very high levels.
The last 5 times Jannik faced top-10 players he always managed to win. Two victories in the final in Beijing and Vienna against Medvedev, the victory against Andrey Rublev in Austria, against Carlos Alcaraz in China and against Djokovic at the ATP Finals.
A reversal of trend compared to the past that tells of his growth and maturation.
But what does Sinner think of these improvements in him?
At the press conference after the victory against Djokovic, the Italian explained: "The atmosphere was fantastic.
They helped me a lot. As I said on the first day: it's a privilege for me to play in Turin. I expected a really tough match. The crowd tried to help me. I'm obviously very happy with how I channeled everything in the right direction.
There's always a good atmosphere in Italy when a home tennis player plays. I'm happy to have been part of this atmosphere."