Nick Kyrgios laughed at a suggestion that Novak Djokovic would have nightmares about Jannik Sinner after their Davis Cup matches. On Saturday, Djokovic had three consecutive match points on Sinner's service but missed out on all of them as the Italian went on to win 6-2 2-6 7-5.
After Djokovic missed out on a chance to beat Sinner in singles and seal a final spot for Serbia in Malaga, Djokovic and Sinner met again on the court as Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego beat Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3 6-4 in the deciding doubles match.
In the sixth game of the second set, Sinner and Sonego saved four break points and three of those four were consecutive break points. "Sinner just saved 3 consecutive break points against Novak Djokovic in doubles. A few hours ago, he saved 3 consecutive match points against Novak Djokovic in singles.
Jannik is going to appear in Novak’s nightmares tonight," The Tennis Letter's post on X read. Kyrgios noticed the post and reacted: "Debatable hahaha Novak I think has dreams of his bank account and his achievements and sleeps like a puppy."
Debatable hahaha Novak I think has dreams of his bank account and his achievements and sleeps like a puppy — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) November 26, 2023
Kyrgios doesn't think Djokovic will have nightmares about Sinner
Had Djokovic converted any of his three match points against Sinner in singles, Serbia would have made the final.
After Serbia missed out on a great chance to reach the final, a dejected Djokovic didn't hide his disappointment but gave Sinner all the credit. "Congratulations to Italy on reaching the next round, they deserved it. They played very well, especially Jannik, both in singles and doubles, in which he barely missed a few balls the whole match.
Hats off. A huge disappointment, I take responsibility, I had three match points, but that's sport... When you lose for your country, the bitter taste in your mouth is even greater. At this level, against one of the best players in the world, everything happens very quickly.
I had a rally at 0-40, I missed a neutral ball from midfield. He then served well. Maybe I had a pass at 30-40, but he was coming to the net... It was hard to read his serve. Also in doubles in the second set at 0-40, kudos to him," Djokovic said.