Jannik Sinner said he would “try to change a couple of things” against Daniil Medvedev this time to see if he can beat the Russian for the first time. Sinner defeated No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz 7-6 (4) 6-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Beijing final against Daniil Medvedev.
Sinner and Medvedev will face one other for the seventh time in the Beijing final. Medvedev has a perfect 6-0 head-to-head record against Sinner going into the Beijing final. “I’ll try to make a few changes.”
I’ve never beaten him. It’s another fantastic opportunity for me to play my best tennis while attempting to improve a few things. Hopefully, they will work. If they don’t, there will hopefully be another opportunity. “I’m very focused on tomorrow, and hopefully it’ll be a good day,” Sinner said of his match against Medvedev, according to The Tennis Letter.
Sinner is upbeat about his chances against Medvedev.
Sinner defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Alcaraz with a strong performance.
“Without a doubt, at the very top [of the big matches I’ve played].” Every match against him is extremely difficult. We always respect each other and play well together. We attempt to stay inside our limitations while we play against one other. Today, I played a little better at the crucial moments.
It was 6-1 in the second set, but he had a lot of chances, so I just tried to stay concentrated. And obviously, the first set was a bit more of a roller coaster, and I tried to stay mentally there, and obviously, I’m extremely delighted with the performance,” Sinner said after defeating Alcaraz.
Beating Alcaraz will undoubtedly boost Sinner’s confidence in Beijing. But Medvedev is in good form, having defeated Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-3 in the Beijing semifinals. It remains to be seen whether Sinner can get his first win over Medvedev while still winning the Beijing title.
Jannik Sinner earned his ninth career title, his third of the season, and his best ranking was upgraded to fourth place. The Italian had a wonderful week at the China Open in Beijing, culminating in a final victory over Daniil Medvedev, a tennis player who had previously beaten him in their previous six meetings.
Sinner joked with Medvedev during the awards ceremony about the prior results in the head-to-head contests.
“First and foremost, thank you Daniil for forcing me to win at least one match against you!” the Italian explained.
We had some excellent clashes with you, especially this year. I’d like to thank you since you helped me improve as a player: I worked hard to try to defeat you. Obviously, I want to thank my crew. Thank you so much; it’s a pleasure to share this occasion with you and the rest of the team!
Congratulations to you and your entire team, Daniil. You’re having a fantastic season, and I wish you the best of luck in the season’s final competitions. There aren’t many missing, but we can both reach other significant outcomes, such as today.
It was my first trip to China, and I didn’t anticipate to meet so many people, so thank you. Last but not least, a note to the tournament organizers and ball boys: you made me feel at ease.
I look forward to seeing you again next year. It means a lot to me to be ranked fourth.
My team and I have great hopes. For the time being, ranking is unimportant; there are many things I need to work on. Let us wait and see what occurs in the future.”
Sinner’s triumph in Beijing Sinner made an impression during the China Open, becoming the third tennis player in 2023 to defeat the one and second seeds in the same event.
Only Dusan Lajovic in Banja Luka and Daniil Medvedev in Dubai had done it before him. Sinner had to throw his heart over the obstacle to defeat his nightmare Medvedev, who had beaten him in six previous head-to-head encounters prior to the Beijing tournament final.
The Italian delivered an outstanding performance and chose to alter his tactical strategy in order to surprise the Russian. The 22-year-old opted to use all of his aggression to take away time and space from Medvedev, and he won the net after the kick serve on multiple occasions. A strategy that paid off in the two tie-breaks that settled the match.
Jannik Sinner became the first tennis player in history to defeat Carlos Alcaraz four times, displaying his ability to compete directly with the Spanish talent. A fantastic achievement by the Italian, who overcame all of his troubles in China in recent days to put on a fantastic display in the semi-final.
Sinner’s victory qualified him for the final of the ATP 500 in Beijing, and he will be ranked fourth in the world as of Monday. The Italian jumped ahead in the head-to-head encounters, cementing himself as the nightmare of the very young 20-year-old who has already won two Grand Slam titles.
If the title rivalry is decidedly premature, a comparison between the two on direct challenges could be made: the athlete coached by Simone Vagnozzi and Darren Cahill confirmed that on these occasions he can always show the best version of himself, managing to displace the tactical plan of the young Spanish rival in some cases.
Sinner is Alcaraz’s worst nightmare: what a data!
Sinner improves his skills at least one step with each subsequent encounter versus Alcaraz. Carlitos was taken aback by his opponent’s solidity in the first set in Beijing, falling mentally in the second set and finding no solutions to counter him.
After two successive victories at the ATP 250 in Umag on clay and at Wimbledon, Jannik won a set 6-1 for the fourth time against the youthful former number one. For the time being, Italian has shown to be superior. Sinner won three of seven matches without ever dominating: at the Paris Masters, he held his own until the end, eventually losing 7-6, 7-5.
The Italian came near to winning the 2022 US Open after failing to capitalize on a match point. Alcaraz was superior in crucial points in Indian Wells, winning in straight sets. All that remains is for the two to meet for the seventh time, possibly at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin in front of a predominantly Italian audience.
The Spaniard will want to equalize the head-to-head record right away: Beijing’s performance may serve as a wake-up call, after all.