Italian tennis CEO: "Djokovic the best in history, but Sinner is a positive message"



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Italian tennis CEO: "Djokovic the best in history, but Sinner is a positive message"
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Italy won the Davis Cup, beating Australia in the final thanks to a super Jannik Sinner, winning the second title in its history, 47 years after the first success. The Italian tennis CEO Angelo Binaghi was in Malaga with the team and, subsequently, interviewed by Italian TV, he spoke about the Davis Cup victory.

"We are returning to Italy, it is a great result and we are all happy. Sinner? He is an extraordinary phenomenon and is a boy of extraordinary education and intelligence. The whole world envies us, not just tennis and he is the leader of a great group.

I want to remember everyone, they are a group of friends who made history and made an entire country smile. Did I expect this success? We had seen it before, all the tennis experts told us even if I didn't expect this victory.

Sinner is making our country known in the world and with a great image. He is a very polite and great-looking boy. On December 4th we will have a big party, the kids deserve it but not only. It's not just Sinner: we also have other successes, the Italian vice world champions and the young people at NextGen.

Then we must also celebrate the organizational successes of Rome and Turin."

Binaghi shares a massive praise for Sinner

Then, on Sinner and Djokovic, Binaghi explained: "Nole is the greatest tennis champion in history but I'm keeping Sinner.

He is a positive message for our country, he is 22 years old and is proud to represent our country. Jannik also has great ambitions for 2024, the bar is increasingly higher and Jannik will try to give his best, starting from the beginning of January in Australia." Previously, in an on-court interview after the victory for Sky Sport, Binghi first spoke about Fabvio Fognini, and then launched a harsh dig at the Italian National Olympic Committee CEO Giovanni Malagò: "My thoughts go to Fognini, who yesterday won an important Challenger in Spain, beating two very strong Spanish tennis players along the way.

He couldn't be with us in this adventure, but let's not forget his contribution in recent years, especially when we didn't have the champions we have now. Italian tennis still needs him to return to the top 100 and continue to give his contribution to this rapidly growing movement.

Malagò? I want to make a dedication to him, who in recent months has never found the time to compliment us on what we were doing. Never a single praise from him, what a fall in style. I think time will find it now."

Angelo Binaghi Davis Cup