“Bad luck to Daniil,” ATP legend Rod Laver pats Jannik Sinner on the back for revamping Italian tennis as Daniil Medvedev gets a brutal reality check at the Australian Open

Jannik Sinner has now defeated Daniil Medvedev in three back-to-back finals.


“Bad luck to Daniil,” ATP legend Rod Laver pats Jannik Sinner on the back for revamping Italian tennis as Daniil Medvedev gets a brutal reality check at the Australian Open

Rod Laver (L), Jannik Sinner (M), Daniil Medvedev (R) (Sources: IMAGO)

Jannik Sinner made a sensational comeback in the 2024 Australian Open final after being two sets down against Daniil Medvedev to win his first-ever Grand Slam title.

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He has now become the first-ever Italian men’s player to win a Grand Slam since 1976. Australian tennis legend Rod Laver took to Twitter after the youngster’s maiden Grand Slam win to congratulate him. 

Rod Laver said that Italian tennis is in good hands and praised Sinner’s overall game. With that, he also talked about Daniil Medvedev, who has now lost the fifth Grand Slam final of his career. Laver said that it was a heartbreaking loss for the Russian and it’s a shame because he had a great campaign in the 2024 Australian Open. 

Italian tennis is in good hands. Jannik Sinner has beaten the best to achieve his first major. With his all-round game and youth, he is bound for many more. Bad luck to Daniil, a heart-breaking loss after so much hard work this past fortnight. Thank you for the great tennis.
The 85-year-old wrote. 

With this, Jannik Sinner has defeated Daniil Medvedev in three back-to-back finals – the China Open, the Vienna Open, and the 2024 Australian Open.

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Medvedev’s luck in finals has not been so great lately, as he also lost in the US Open 2023 final against Novak Djokovic. In the 2022 Australian Open final too, the Russian lost to Rafael Nadal despite winning the first two sets. 

Jannik Sinner praises Daniil Medvedev after winning the 2024 Australian Open 

Before the 2023 China Open final, Jannik Sinner had never defeated Daniil Medvedev in his career. Skip to a few months later; he has defeated the Russian four times and three of those victories came in finals.

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Jannik Sinner, Daniil Medvedev (Image via x)

The Italian was full of praises for Daniil Medvedev after winning his first-ever Grand Slam and said that he makes him a better player. 

Hello everyone. Daniil, I want to congratulate you and your team for an amazing tournament again. We’ve played so many finals together. Every match I find something where I can improve.. you make me a much, much better player. Your effort has been awesome all tournament. The hours off court & also today, running for every ball.. it’s remarkable to see. I hope you can lift this trophy here. I’m sure that you can.
Sinner said. 

Jannik Sinner will now shift his focus to the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami Open. He has been off to a great start to the season and would want to keep up the momentum throughout 2024. 

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