Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Lleyton Hewitt applauds Jannik Sinner for backing up his play towards Novak Djokovic


Lleyton Hewitt applauds Jannik Sinner for backing up his play towards Novak Djokovic
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Australian Davis Cup workforce captain Lleyton Hewitt applauded Jannik Sinner’s efficiency towards his workforce and his potential to again up what he did a day earlier towards Novak Djokovic. After Matteo Arnaldi beat Alexei Popyrin to present Italy a 1-0 lead within the Davis Cup last, world No 12 Alex de Minaur entered the Sinner match in a must-win mode.

Sadly for Australia, de Minaur stood no probability towards Sinner because the Italian beat the Australian 6-3 6-0 and sealed Italy’s win over Australia. On Saturday, Sinner beat Djokovic 6-2 2-6 7-5 to power a deciding rubber within the Italy and Serbia tie.

Then, Sinner returned to the courtroom for the deciding doubles match as he and Lorenzo Sonego beat Djokovic and Kecmanovic 6-3 6-4.

Hewitt: Sinner backed up what he did towards Djokovic

“Yeah, Jannik, he is performed superior all week.

Yeah, the previous few weeks, to be trustworthy, previous couple of months. So he confirmed why he is a prime 3 or 4 participant on the planet for the time being. He backed up what he did yesterday towards Novak and performed extraordinarily good tennis. I feel the situations and floor swimsuit him completely, as effectively, which makes life fairly robust,” Hewitt stated after the ultimate loss.

For Australia, it was a heartbreaking finish to what was one other actually good Davis Cup run. After shedding to Canada within the 2022 Davis Cup last, Australia returned to the Davis Cup last in 2023 however once more ended on the shedding facet.

in Malaga, Australia was represented by de Minaur, Popyrin, Max Purcell, Jordan Thompson, and Matthew Ebden. Australia perhaps did not win the title however Hewitt underlined that he was “tremendous proud” of the whole workforce. “I am tremendous happy with all of the boys and the help employees and the workforce. We did completely every little thing we probably might have, and we now have come agonizingly shut but once more,” Hewitt stated.

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