First training session for the Italian in Malaga
First training for Jannik Sinner in Malaga, home of the 2023 Davis Cup final eight. The Italian will be the point of reference for Italy in both singles and doubles in Thursday’s match against the Netherlands (10am, live on Sky Sport and streaming on NOW).
Rematch with Djokovic? “We are still far from a possible semi-final, first we have to stay on track on Thursday – said Sinner, into the microphone of Sky Sport, two days before the match against the Netherlands, valid for the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup – At the moment I am focused on that, then we’ll see how it goes. We shouldn’t take anything for granted. The Netherlands’ singles players are from indoor courts like these in Malaga, they are coming off the peak of their season and are serving very well. They also have an excellent doubles team. Let’s hope that there is a lot of support, I invite all Italians who love tennis to come and give us a hand.”
Sinner arrived in Malaga yesterday. “I’m happy to be here – underlined the 22 year old from South Tyrol – The last week was very positive for me, but now there’s another one with a big goal for the whole team. We’re all tired at the end of the season, but Precisely for this reason we will give each other a lot of energy and this is the fundamental part of the team. We have many choices to make on the field and then we will see how it goes. We have an excellent team, unfortunately Matteo (Berrettini, ed.) is not here, but we are strong. There are four singles players to choose from depending on their conditions, form and courts. In doubles we can mix the pairs, but the fundamental part will be the union between us. It has always been there, in our head on, we know we are among the favourites. Management will be important, we will have to give 100%.”