Jannik Sinner shows class in including Matteo Berrettini in the Davis Cup title celebrations as he hails his compatriot amid injury struggles

During the on-court interview, Jannik Sinner thanked Matteo Berrettini for his constant support.


Jannik Sinner shows class in including Matteo Berrettini in the Davis Cup title celebrations as he hails his compatriot amid injury struggles

(L-R)Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner. (credits: Daily Express)

World No. 4 Jannik Sinner had a whole different form in the last couple of months. From knocking off the man in form, Novak Djokovic, crushing the Serbian’s dreams, to bringing the Davis Cup back to Italy after over 50 years, Sinner has had a crazy last couple of days. 

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But it wasn’t just his fantabulous performance in the finals that caught people’s eyes; rather, it was his generous act that has the entire tennis world talking about. 

One of Italy’s best Matteo Berrettini was not chosen for the Davis Cup because of his constant struggles with injuries this year. But he was present in the stands right from the quarter-final rounds to the very final, supporting his teammates. 

Sinner took an opportunity during the on-court interview to thank Berrettini for his constant support. That’s not all; the tennis professional also revealed how much of a morale boost Berrettini was during the entire tournament, showering positive energy in the camp. Sinner said: 

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Huge thanks to Matteo. He’s had a very tough year with a lot of injuries. It means a lot to us that he came here for all of us.

He further added:

He gave us a lot of positive energy. Thanks Matteo. All the time, we kept everything together. Yesterday we were 1 point away from being out. Today we get to celebrate the win. We are very, very happy.

How pivotal was Jannik Sinner for Italy’s Davis Cup triumph?

Jannik Sinner deserves the most credit for having brought the glorious Davis Cup back to Italy. For a star who is as young as 22 and still in his learning stage to have sustained such pressure on his shoulders and finally get the job done is massive.

After his fantastic performance in the ATP Finals, emerging as the runners-up, he came into the Davis Cup with fire in his eyes. 

Jannik Sinner with the 2023 Davis Cup trophy. (credits: Outlook India)

Italy faced the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, and Italy was already down 1-0 ahead of Sinner’s singles matchup against Tallon Griekspoor. Sinner beat Griekspoor 7-6, 6-1, and then went on to bag the semi-final ticket by beating Griekspoor and Wesley Koolhof alongside Lorenzo Sonego by a scoreline of 6-3, 6-4.

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In the semifinals, Italy faced a tough battle against one of the potential contenders for the tournament, Serbia. Again being 1-0 down ahead of his first game, Sinner was set to face Novak Djokovic, and to everyone’s surprise, he outperformed the veteran, beating him by 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. 

In the doubles match, along with Sonego, he beat the duo of Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic by 6-3, 6-4 to progress to the finals. And in the finals, Sinnerf hardly faced any competition from Alex de Minaur, beating the Australian by 6-3, 6-0.

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