Jannik Sinner admitted that there was a big difference in levels between himself and Novak Djokovic during the final of the ATP Finals in Turin on Sunday as Djokovic took out revenge for his group stage loss.
After he won the first game and also sealed Djokovic's fate into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals, many expected this to happen with Djokovic well known for punishing those who have previously beat him next time around.
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The Italian felt that this time and said that he felt less physically able and less sharp than he did in the group stage. As well as that Djokovic deserved to win as he was less sharp than the Serbian ace.
“I think today he played really, really good, especially in the back of the court. But I think today I was not that sharp in certain moments. Felt like also I dropped a little bit physically," said Sinner.
"When you drop a little bit against the best player in the world, he makes it look like it's a big difference, no? For one & a half sets, he served really, really good. It was tough to play. But in the other way, I was enjoying out there, no? It was obviously a final. It is something different. He deserved to win today, no? He played better in the important moments, & that’s it.”