Saviour Sinner Wins Back-To-Back Matches To Send Italy To Davis Cup Semifinals

Saviour Sinner Wins Back-To-Back Matches To Send Italy To Davis Cup Semifinals

by Evita Mueller

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Jannik Sinner pulled off double duty in the Davis Cup today, powering his Italy past the Netherlands into the semi-final of the tournament.

Just days after losing to Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals final, Jannik Sinner found himself on the court once more. It was time to represent the Italian blue, and he did proudly today by pulling off double duty in the singles and doubles.

The first match didn't go well for Italy as Matteo Arnaldi lost to Botic van de Zandschulp, which put a lot of pressure on Sinner. He responded in fabulous fashion, beating Tallon Griekspoor easily in two sets.

Due to the way that match ended, Sinner ultimately suited up for the doubles with Lorenzo Sonego as well. Despite facing a veteran doubles player in Wesley Koolhoff, who paired with Tallon Griekspoor, Sonego and Sinner were able to overwhelm their opponents with their tremendous ball-striking ability.

Sinner's return especially proved quite crucial as they generated a lot of pressure on return. Their opponents didn't have a great day from the baseline, missing a lot of balls, which hastened the defeat.

In contrast, Sinner and Sonego were able to control their own aggression quite well, resulting in a positive winner-to-forced error ratio. They also served well for the entirety of the match, hitting multiple aces and losing only a handful of points behind the first serve.

They didn't face too many break points and pretty much saved all that they faced comfortably. The final score was 6-3 6-4 as Italy moved past the Netherlands 2-1 into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup.

We'll see what happens in the coming days, but Sinner is clearly going to need to be on a very high level if they hope to go all the way. He's in superb form, and he was their MVP today.


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