Jannik Sinner was defeated after five sets of battle against Alexander Zverev, in the 4th round of the US Open 2023. The German emerged victorious from the epic battle, played in truly prohibitive climatic conditions, with very high humidity.
Sinner was at the center of a moving moment at the end of the match. Too many emotions, a mix of tiredness and disappointment for a defeat that still hurts so much, betrayed the Italians, who couldn't hold back the tears at the end of the match before leaving the court.
The boy put his hands in front of his eyes before waving to the crowd of the Arthur Ashe Stadium. With a standing ovation, the stadium greeted the young Italian, who thrilled again this year despite him having lost another tough battle in the fifth set.
The two athletes fought with no holds barred and could not greet each other with great respect for the show given to the people present in the stands. A spontaneous hug, with which Sinner immediately congratulated Alexander Zverev on the victory.
Here is the video and photo released by the Us Open on its X channel, thus paying homage to the Italian player for the match played.
Zverev's words at the press conference
Zverev told the press conference, after the win over Sinner: "It was my longest match at the US Open, it's incredible.
It can be said that I am back. These kind of nights are what I live for, these are the challenges I love to participate in. Of course I would have liked to have played a bit shorter match, but I also remember everything I felt last year, when I couldn't compete due to injury.
I really missed this kind of excitement, playing past 1:30 in the morning in front of a packed stadium like Arthur Ashe Stadium. It doesn't get any better than this. The truth is that I don't know how I found a way to handle the situation, the truth is that in the fourth set I was totally destroyed.
I felt very tired, while he was much fitter than me, even knowing that he could have cramps at any other time. However, I think he arrived in better physical condition than me. Of course, without the energy of all these people who stayed to cheer until the end, it would have been impossible to make it. This is one of the best moments of my career since my comeback, so we'll see what comes next."
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