Number 10 seed Jannik Sinner went down against the defending champion Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon 7-5, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday (July 5).
Number 10 seed Jannik Sinner waves towards crowd before leaving from centre court at Wimbledon. (Courtesy: AP)
- Jannik Sinner lost Wimbledon quarterfinal to Novak Djokovic
- Sinner was up two sets to love before Djokovic made a comeback
- Sinner had crashed out Australian Open in quarterfinal as well
Number 10 seed Jannik Sinner said that he showed “some good tennis” to the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.
Italy’s Sinner went down against Serbian Djokovic in a five-set marathon 7-5, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday (July 5).
Sinner was in a commanding position to knock out Djokovic after being two sets up to love down against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. With just one set needed to secure a semifinal berth, Sinner lost his momentum and threw away the match on centre court.
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“I like to challenge myself. I am a guy who likes the competition. That’s also the reason why I practise for – having special matches and in important rounds, like today, quarter-finals,” Sinner said after the match.
“I know that I have still a lot to improve, but I think I can be happy after this Wimbledon. I showed some good tennis. I think also him (Djokovic) after he lost the second set, he had to raise his level, because otherwise he most likely was losing.
“But, you know, it’s tennis. I know that he’s one of the best players of all time. Yeah, let’s see in the future how it goes.
“I enjoyed when I was young doing different sports… If you do other sports, I think the coordination is good. You know how to use your feet and hands, depending on what kind of sport you do,” Sinner said.
Sinner had crashed out of the Australian Open in quarterfinals as well earlier this year. The Italian had a fourth round exit at the French Open.