Sinner Downplays Miami Open Final Expectations Despite Obvious Dominance

Sinner Downplays Miami Open Final Expectations Despite Obvious Dominance

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner has been spectacularly dominant at this year's Miami Open, but he downplayed that ahead of the final.

Sinner has played tremendously in Miami over the years. He made the final a few years ago but failed to win the trophy as Hubert Hurkacz beat him in the final. He made the final last year as well but once again left empty-handed after being beaten by Daniil Medvedev.

Revenge came this year as he outplayed Medvedev easily in the semi-final to book yet another final, and with the way he's been playing, he's a clear favourite despite Grigor Dimitrov's incredible form.

The Bulgarian bested Alexander Zverev in the other semi-final match and is playing really well, but Sinner looks miles ahead of anybody.

Speaking after his win over Medvedev, the Italian downplayed his dominance, admitting that he will be glad with Sunday's outcome, whatever it might be, because it's a great result, and he's just enjoying the moment.

"It's just to enjoy the moment, because it's a great day, Sundays, for tennis players. If you're still in tournament, it means that it's the best day, an exciting day. So I'm just trying to, you know, enjoy this moment."

Sinner on making the Miami Open final

"For me, it's the third time that I can play the final here in Miami, which is an amazing achievement for me personally, and then hopefully I can lift once the bigger trophy. If not, it was again a great result, a great opportunity, and that's it. If I win, good. If not, it's again a great result."

It's pretty hard to argue against Sinner being the best player in the world in the past few months, certainly this year, as he lost only one match and is looking at a third trophy. Still, the 22-year-old remains humble-


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