This won't be the first time Sinner plays at the ATP Finals because he was an alternate a few years ago when he replaced an injured Matteo Berrettini. The event was played in Turin at that time, and the Italian felt all the love, which is why he's so excited to return this year.
It comes after a really solid standout year where he won multiple trophies, including his maiden ATP 1000 trophy in Toronto, as well as the China Open. It's just an amazing time for Sinner, whose breakout happened a few years ago, but it took him some time to finally establish himself as one of the best players in the world.
Speaking to the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast recently, Sinner expressed satisfaction with being in the official eight.
“It's simply incredible to achieve this success, especially when you're young. It's a different feeling when you get into the official eight & I can't wait to play… Two years ago I had this opportunity but only because I replaced Matteo Berrettini who was injured. Now it's totally different.”
He's going to be dangerous in Turin because his aggressive playstyle can certainly give many players trouble. Even Novak Djokovic knows how tough Sinner can be and with the crowd backing him it should be a good experience for him.
It's a deserved nomination for Sinner, who has been one of the best players this year. He played the 6th most matches this year out of all players, is 3rd in wins this year with 61, and has the 4th best winning percentage among all players on Tour with 78 %.
The 2023 ATP Finals will run from November 12th to 19th.