Novak Djokovic pretty bluntly highlighted he would not be sending any good luck texts to Jannik Sinner despite it being a very important match for the Serb himself. After Djokovic sealed a 7-6 (1) 4-6 6-1 win over alternate Hubert Hurkacz to improve to 2-1 in his ATP Finals group, he also needed Sinner to beat Holger Rune to seal a semifinal ticket.
Djokovic did his part of the job in sealing a win but he also needed a little help from Sinner. Djokovic was then asked if he would hit up Sinner and wish him good luck prior to the Italian's match against Rune. "No, I really don't care.
I did my job so let's see what happens. If I qualify for the semi-final I'll think about it tomorrow," Djokovic said on Tennis Channel following his win over Hubert Hurkacz.
Djokovic makes the semifinal following Sinner's win over Rune
On Thursday night, Sinner edged out Rune in a tight three-set contest 6-2 5-7 6-4 to finish the group with a 3-0 score and also help Djokovic get a semifinal ticket in Turin.
Going into the match, Sinner already had a semifinal ticket sealed. But Sinner wanted to put his win over Djokovic behind him and that's one of the reasons why he came out on the court determined to win another match. “Obviously, happy how I dug deep today.
I had to. And you know, for me mentally, today was very important to play a really high-level match, get the emotions away from Novak’s win and getting on the court, trying my best. And you know, I’ve done that today.
I’m really happy with how I handled the situation, the moment. I tried to stay there, which I’ve done,” Sinner told Tennis Channel. Djokovic and Sinner could potentially meet in the final in Turin.