“Another Level”: Nick Kyrgios Lauds Jannik Sinner After Spectacular Record

Published 10/28/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
Aug 8, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates after winning the singles finals match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) at Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Jannik Sinner is certainly enjoying his tennis in 2021. The 20-year-old is having a tremendous breakout season with four ATP titles this year already. He’s added a lot of people to his list of fans, including the Australian professional Nick Kyrgios.

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The Australian recently praised Jannik Sinner’s incredible record in recent games and recalled his match against him at Washington Open in the doubles event.

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Nick Kyrgios applauds Jannik Sinner

Nick Kyrgios is currently on a break from tennis. Recovering from injury, the 26-year-old is enjoying quality time in his home country, Australia, with his close friends and family. Recently, he took to Twitter to compliment the Italian, Jannik Sinner. He has already clinched four ATP titles in Melbourne, Washington, Sofia, and European and would be definitely eyeing a fifth title at Vienna.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Italian has won his last 18 sets on the indoor hard courts. To these extraordinary statistics, Nick Kyrgios replied, “He is another level. That’s for sure, played him in Washington doubles. Never played someone who hit the ball as hard.” 

The Australian talked about their encounter during the Washington Open doubles event. In the quarter-finals of the competition, Nick Kyrgios and partner Frances Tiafoe encountered Jannik Sinner and Sebastian Korda. Sinner/Korda easily overcame the pair of Kyrgios/Tiafoe in straight-set victory 6-4, 6-4.

The match certainly left an impression on Kyrgios as he heaped massive praise on the Italian. Considering the quality of opponents that Kyrgios has faced, being the hardest hitter he’s faced is no mean feat.

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Sinner at Vienna Open 2021

The Italian Jannik Sinner is currently competing at Vienna Open. In the opening round, he eased past Reilly Opelka of America. Sinner registered a straight-set win in a contest he was favorite to win. The number seven seed will now be facing Dennis Novak of Austria.  

Aug 8, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates during the singles finals match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) at Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

After emphatically lifting the title at European Open, Sinner will be high on confidence. Moreover, his track record on indoor hard court for the past couple of tournaments is exceptional. Sinner will be anticipating another victory over the Austrian.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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