Jannik Sinner canceled three match points, winning the challenge against Novak Djokovic in the match between Italy and Serbia, fort the Davis Cup semifinal match. The Italian, with a feat that will remain in the history of the Davis Cup, defeated the Serb after a tough three-set battle and allowed the team led by Filippo Volandri to remain in the running for the final of the competition scheduled in Malaga.
Sinner managed to perform the miracle in an incredible way: down 4-5 in the decisive set, he slipped to 0-40, but with great determination he was able to cancel the three match points available to the Serbian champion. First Sinner pushed with his backhand until Nole had to make a mistake.
Then a first winner left no chance for the opponent. Finally another first and the excellent descent to the net by the talented 22 year old completed the job and repelled Djokovic's attempt to close the match.
Jannik Sinner wrote an epic moment of Davis Cup history
Jannik Sinner's magic on the afternoon of Saturday 25 November, considering Novak Djokovic's unbeaten streak in the Davis Cup for over 10 years.
After the excellent performances, also in doubles, on Thursday against the Netherlands, Sinner confirmed himself (indeed, in this case surpassed) against Serbia. The Italian thus reached Nicola Pietrangeli. The former Italian tennis player was the only one to have beaten the world number 1 during a Davis Cup match, in 1960 against Australian Neale Fraser.
Jannik was the first in the Open Era to do so, further demonstrating his tremendous growth in results this season. In the doubles and decisive set of the challenge, Sinner (with Lorenzo Sonego) beats another time Djokovic, to held Italy to reach an historical final, tomorrow against Australian.
Below is the video released on social media by the official Davis Cup account.