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Sinner the Invincible – His Miami Miracle So Far

We all know that Jannik Sinner is a heck of a tennis player. He has insane power on both wings, and he is pretty fearless out there on the court. Sinner is also a serious competitor, and he refuses to quit on any match. But for me, his fighting spirit in Miami has been like nothing I’ve ever seen from the young Italian before. In case you missed it, I am truly glad that you have come to read the information on his Miami journey so far.

Jannik Sinner

Just to give you a quick rundown – he saved three match points against Ruusuvuori in his opening round. And in that one, he was also 5-3 down in the third set, as well as 4-1 down in the third set tie-break. Sinner squeezed through that match and then faced the solid Spaniard, Carreno-Busta in the next round. Once again, Sinner found himself fighting to stay in the Miami Open.

In the second set, he saved a match point at 5-4 down. He then managed to wrap up that set and make it to a third. However, Carreno-Busta was playing spectacular tennis. The Spaniard then went 5-2 up in the third set, and he served for the match at 5-3. Sinner broke the Spaniard to love and then went on to save 4 match points in his next service game to hold and go 5-5.

Sinner got pumped and the crowd helped him to break in the very next game. He subsequently served it out to get the win 7-5 in the final set. This takes his tally to 8 match points saved for the tournament so far. And in the next round, he will need his invincibility status when taking on Nick Kyrgios

How Is Sinner Doing All of This?

It goes without saying that saving so many match points would give anyone a serious boost. But it also needs to be noted that not everyone is able to achieve such things. Many players would have simply thrown in the towel when going so far down in the third and final sets. But not Jannik Sinner – he has been fighting to the death, and he has been rewarded for it. Here are two points where I feel he has excelled:

Belief in His Shot Making

Sinner is a super aggressive player. And when facing match points in tight situations, most people would try and grind out the points and hope for an error. But Sinner stuck with his guns and kept attacking the ball. This was particularly evident against Carreno-Busta where he smoked several winners when match point down. 

Incredible Composure

Here is another thing that I truly admire about Jannik Sinner. For such a young guy, his composure is simply remarkable. He rarely seems to get flustered out there on the court, and he remains positive throughout. And when facing those match points, he kept his energy high, he remained focused, and he didn’t allow himself to be overwhelmed by the moment. 

About the author

Gavin Davison

Gavin is a full-time copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He has previously played NCAA college tennis in the USA and competed in many international events throughout his younger days. He still plays competitively and follows both the ATP & WTA Tours closely. His favourite player is Roger Federer.

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