Jannik Sinner He won his 9th career title and his 3rd title this season, and updated his best ranking to 4th place.Italians had a dream week china open beijingculminated in victory in the finals Daniil Medvedeva tennis player who had always defeated him in the previous six matches played between them.
During the award ceremony, Sinner joked to Medvedev about the results of the previously recorded head-to-head fight.
The Italian explained: “First of all, thank you Daniil for making me win at least one match against you!
Especially this year, we had a great battle with you guys. I want to thank you because you made me a better player. I trained a lot to beat you. Of course I’m grateful to the team. thank you everyone. I’m happy to share this moment with you and the rest of the team!
Congratulations to the entire team, Daniil. We are having a great season and wishing you the best as we head into the final tournament of the season. Although there is not much missing, we can both achieve other important results like today.
It’s my first time to come to China and I didn’t expect there to be so many people, thank you. A final message to the tournament organizers and ball boys: You all made me feel at home.
We look forward to seeing you again next year. Being fourth means a lot to me.
My team and I have high expectations. Although the current rankings are not that important, there are many things that need to be improved. Let’s see what happens in the future. ”
Triumph of sinners in Beijing
Sinner managed to pull himself together at the China Open, becoming only the third tennis player to defeat a No. 1 and No. 2 seed in the same tournament in 2023.
The only players to have achieved this feat before him were Banja Luka’s Dusan Lajovic and Dubai’s Daniil Medvedev himself. Sinner had to overcome obstacles to defeat the nightmare Medvedev, who had beaten him in the previous six head-to-head matches leading up to the Beijing final..
The Italians performed brilliantly and decided to change their tactical plan to surprise the Russians. The 22-year-old was determined to use his natural aggression to take away time and space from Medvedev, and more than once found the back of the net with his kick serve. This tactic paid off with two tie-breaks that decided the match.