Jannik Sinner: "A victory like this changes your life"

The Italian thanked the team and revealed how he and his teammates are still hungry for victories

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Jannik Sinner: "A victory like this changes your life"
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After 47 years, Italy has returned to win the Davis Cup, the second in its history. A triumph that certifies the growth of the entire movement, as well as the personal growth of Jannik Sinner. In the post-match press conference, the young Italian tennis player thanked his team and talked about his great victory: "Darren Cahill I think was very important for me, he helped me grow as a player and I feel I had great confidence.

Obviously he gave something new to the team and the mix between him and Vagnozzi gave me stability. We worked very well. Obviously it helps that I love this surface and indoors and the last tournaments of the year are always indoors.

In the last month I have felt quite good and this victory is important for me and the whole team." Like Sinner, Novak Djokovic also won the Davis Cup in 2010 and, from that triumph, the Serb write history. The Italian fans hope the same for Jannik, who commented: "Here it's different, you don't play for yourself but for the whole team.

I think each of us was excited to be part of all this, I thank the team for Bologna where I couldn't be there. I played coming from Turin giving 100% and I think the whole team pushed themselves to the limit, it was the key to the success.

We are all young and have great potential. Except Simone who played Davis for 15 years! We are hungry and hope to win it once again. Of course, now we know we've achieved it at least once and it's a special feeling, something that changes your life."

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The world no.4 tennis player was the main protagonist of this success, especially thanks to the victories in singles and doubles against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

In the final, Jannik closed the games, clearly beating a top-level tennis player like Alex De Minaur, number 12 in the ATP ranking. 6-3 6-0 was the final result which allowed Italy to triumph again in the competition after such a long period. Great credit also to Matteo Arnaldi, who did well in the battle against Alexei Popyrin.

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