“He will only get better” Marin Cilic predicts a big future for Jannik Sinner

2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic talks highly of Italian youngster Jannik Sinner who defeated him in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Davis Cup Finals 2021.

Jannik Sinner and Marin Cilic
Jannik Sinner and Marin Cilic

World No. 10 Jannik Sinner is starting to collect new fans in tennis veterans. Joining the list is former Grand Slam champion Marin Cilic who played the Italian at the ongoing 2021 Davis Cup Finals where team Croatia knocked off the Italians from the quarter-finals to move into the semi-finals.

Sinner ends his campaign in the Davis Cup finals with victories in all 3 of his singles matches which included wins over John Isner and Daniel Galan in the round-robin stage, with both the wins being the difference that took Italy into the quarter-finals where his win went in vain.

Cilic lost his tie against Sinner as the Italian youngster won the match 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 in a fierce battle in front of his home crowd in Turin. While Sinner was able to win against Cilic in the singles, Lorenzo Sonego and the pair of Sinner and Fabio Fognini could not win their respective matches and Italy was knocked out of the tournament.

“Sinner is extremely young and plays incredible tennis. He will only get better because he is a hard worker. Over the past 12 months, he has performed at an incredible level. Nobody knows how far he will go,” said Marin praising Sinner and believing that he has the potential to become the next big thing in tennis.

Marin Cilic and Croatia yet to lose a tie in the Finals

Jannik Sinner with Marin Cilic
Jannik Sinner with Marin Cilic

Croatia enters the semi-finals of the Davis Cup Finals with 3 consecutive wins at the tournament. They won 3-0 against Australia and then won 2-1 against Hungary with Cilic losing his singles tie. With two defeats on the trot for Marin, the 2014 US Open champion will have to rectify his mistakes going into the semi-finals where every rubber is important going ahead.

Croatia is yet to know their opponents of the semi-finals and will be facing the winner of the clash between Serbia and Kazakhstan.

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