The 22-year-old prodigy delivered a remarkable performance during the international competition week. Sinner led his team in Malaga to secure their first title in 47 years, winning all five matches he played in the Davis Cup Finals, three in singles and two in doubles.
In the final against Australia, the Australians claimed victory in the first encounter between Matteo Arnaldi and Alexei Popyrin (7-5, 2-6, 6-4), placing the responsibility on Sinner to secure the win that would grant them the title. He accomplished this by convincingly defeating Alex de Minaur with a score of 6-3, 6-0, sparking joy among the Italians.
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Recently, Angelo Binaghi, the director of the Italian Tennis Federation, shared that Sinner was almost physically unable to play just a few hours before his match, as reported in the Italian newspaper L’Unione Sarda:
"I confirm it, Sinner couldn't get up, he went back to bed after breakfast, at midday on Sunday he couldn't stand.
“The greatest fortune is to have such a serious athlete, who loves work, commitment and who spares no effort. Many people didn't understand Sinner well. He is the smartest tennis player I have ever met, with an education and work culture never seen before,” he added.
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“Djokovic? Novak is the strongest player in history. A monster who has won everything, always. And you who beat him like that have two huge balls, you are a player of exceptional level and for your country you manage to give beyond your best,"
"It's not my year, it's a ruling class that took over the most disastrous discipline in Italy, we were poor, ugly and bad, without money and players, with large swathes of corruption within our system. Today we are beautiful, with the best players in the world, and we are rich because we have created a positive and profitable system,”
“Private individuals and public bodies today know what a gold mine tennis is. And our athletes are extraordinary kids, before being champions on the court," Binaghi concluded.