Rising Italian star Jannik Sinner admitted losing the Miami Masters final wasn’t easy.
Sinner, 19, played his first Masters final on Sunday in Miami as he was beaten in straight sets by Pole Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (4) 6-4.
“For me today is a tough day, to be honest, because losing the final here for me is not easy,” Sinner said in his press conference, per Tennis Majors.
“But, you know, I was deciding the whole week what to do with the ball. For that time I’m happy. Yeah, today went the wrong way. Today you win or you learn. When you’re 19 and playing finals here, obviously it’s tough, and I wanted to win. I was a bit nervous from the beginning of the match or already yesterday, but, you know, it’s normal, you know, because you really want to win. But today was not my day, and congrats to Hubi.”
Sinner was hoping to make the most out of the Big Three’s absence
“I came here with the mentality to win,” Sinner underlined. “We knew that Rafa, Roger, Novak, Thiem were not playing. I think it was a big opportunity for many players. So, you know, we came here trying to win match after match in the right way and trying to go to the net, trying to make the game, trying to move my opponent. Every single match had his match and his story. Somehow I managed to win every match. Today not.
“But, you know, I think I can learn many things today. For me now it’s tough to talk about the match, because, you know, I’m still in the match with my head. I finished half an hour ago, so it’s tough now to speak about the match because I don’t have clear mind now, but, you know, what I think is that from the baseline I was deciding what to do. Today, as I said, today I made a couple of mistakes in important moments, yes, but I was dictating.”