World No. 10 Jannik Sinner doesn’t really agree with the claim that he collapsed versus Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon as he felt the Serb raised his level to the maximum and that’s why he was able to stage a big comeback victory.
Sinner, 20, got off to a great start to his Wimbledon quarterfinal, but Djokovic then stormed back to win 5-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 and progress into the semifinal. After losing the first two sets, Djokovic looked much better in the rest of the match as Sinner barely stood a chance in the last three sets.
“I tried to look at the positive side. Nole had to raise the level to the maximum, otherwise, it would have ended differently. I didn’t think that I collapsed, but rather Djokovic entered another dimension. I’m maturing.
And in New York, I want to go all the way,” Sinner told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sinner was congratulated by Djokovic
Sinner was just a set away from clinching one of the biggest wins of his career and making his first Grand Slam semifinal.
Failing to close out the match versus Djokovic was certainly a hard pill to swallow for Sinner, but it was the Serb who offered words of encouragament to the Italian after their match. “I must say huge congratulations for a big fight today to Jannik,” Djokovic told Sinnr after the match.
“I’m sure there are going to be a lot of opportunities on the big stage. He is so mature for his age, he has been established now as a Top 10, Top 15 player for the past few years. He’s got plenty of time, it was unfortunate for him today but [he had] a very good tournament and I wish him the best of luck for the rest of the year”. After a good Wimbledon run, Sinner will be hoping to clinch another good Grand Slam result at the US Open.