Hubert Hurkacz won the first Masters 1000 of his career in Miami playing an amazing tournament. The Polish tennis player, before reaching the final, defeated players of the caliber of Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.
Finally, in the last act of the Miami Open, he freed himself in two sets of Jannik Sinner. Hurkacz got off to a good start in the first set and went 3-0 in minutes. The South Tyrolean did not give up: he first recovered the break from behind and then had the opportunity to serve for the first set at 6-5.
The twelfth game was decisive, however: Sinner was unable to score, played a bad tie-break and handed the set to his opponent. In the second set, however, Hurkacz probably took advantage of Sinner's physical and mental fatigue and closed at 6-4.
In a world that too often tends to make hasty judgments, it must be reiterated that Sinner is only 19 years old and is in the very early phase of his career. The Italian has shown everyone his talent, not just in Miami, and a defeat like this will certainly give him further motivation to continue growing and climbing the rankings.
“First of all, I want to congratulate Hubi on this amazing week. You have shown all your talent and I am proud of who you are. I always say that you are my best friend on the circuit. I hope we will play doubles together again in the future, ”said Sinner during the final awards ceremony.
"Congratulations to your team too. I think you are doing a great job and you have a great future ahead, I'm sure." Thomas Fabbiano recently claimed that he is reminded of Novak Djokovic when he watches compatriot Jannik Sinner in action.
Fabbiano also believes that given Sinner's abundance of talent, the sky is the limit for him.
Fabbiano comments on Jannik Sinner
"Jannik Sinner's game looks like Novak Djokovic but with a ball speed that reflects the tennis of the future," Thomas Fabbiano said.
Thomas Fabbiano was then asked to predict the highest level that he thinks Jannik Sinner can attain. In response, the Italian claimed that Sinner has the ability to achieve whatever he wants in tennis. "Nobody can say for sure, but I don't think he can be excluded from any goal," Fabbiano said.
"It is right that all of us and he, first of all, imagine him to raise the most important trophies. In addition to the ease in hitting the ball, I think there are two above all," Fabbiano said. "The mentality with which he faces all the stages of the course, and the team behind him, which during the process made him make as little mistakes as possible.
And then they have developed all the elements he will need in the future. The best thing is that, luckily for him and for all Italians, he has great room for improvement in everything," Fabbiano added.