Sinner Admits To Wrestling Concerns In Hard-Fought Comeback Win In Miami

Sinner Admits To Wrestling Concerns In Hard-Fought Comeback Win In Miami

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner was pretty close to his second defeat of the year at the 2024 Miami Open, but he managed to survive both the match and intrusive thoughts during it.

The Italian faced a pretty familiar player in Tallon Griekspoor at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami. He bested him comfortably in all of their previous matches, so many assumed that things would go smoothly this time around as well, but it didn't.

The Dutch player actually won the opening set and played pretty well in the second. Sinner eventually wrestled the second set away, and things went smoothly after that as the Dutch player collapsed after that.

It was a tough win because Sinner had to battle some intrusive thoughts after dropping the opening set. He admitted after the match that he was concerned after dropping it.

"Every time when you lose one set, you have to be concerned. But also before the match, you know more or less what to expect. He is a player that has huge weapons, as I said before. You have to control what you have to control. The other part, you can't really control."

Sinner, for the most part, controlled what he could control really well. He served amazingly well all match long and limited the number of unforced errors about as much as he realistically could.

The problem was that his opponent was just finding some of his best tennis, and that's just something he has to endure. He managed to and won in the end.

"If he serves really, really good, especially in important moments like he did today, it's tough. Yeah, when you are break down, set down, you are 5-All, 4-All, it's fast that the match is over."

"That's why today was a good day for me because I was in a really tough situation and I handled it somehow to win. That's why I'm happy."


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