Mardy Fish: Jannik Sinner has great future but he is not cocky or arrogant

United States Davis Cup team captain Mardy Fish was full of praise for Jannik Sinner following the tie against Italy. 

Sinner, ranked at No.10 in the world, claimed one of the most dominant wins ever claimed against John Isner as he destroyed the big-serving American 6-2 6-0 to seal victory for Italy over the United States. 

Lorenzo Sonego beat Reilly Opelka in the opening rubber of the tie and Sinner’s dominant victory over Isner sealed the win for Italy. 

“There is no doubt that he has a great future ahead of him. Today was impressive and what impressed me the most was his attitude on the court. There are many cocky and arrogant young people, but he just the opposite,” Fish said of Sinner, per Punto de Break. 

Sinner was in great spirirs after destroying Isner 

“Playing here in front of [the fans] is very special,” Sinner said. “Today we’ve won already, which is very great – grazie a tutti!

“We have a great team, everyone is a great guy as well, so just trying to stay together. I think we’re a strong team and I’m honoured to be a part of this – let’s see how it goes.”

Sonego agreed with Sinner and admitted playing in front of the home fans in Turin was special. 

“It was not easy to play here, but this crowd…” Sonego said. “It’s the first time in Davis Cup and I was so looking forward to this match – thank you everyone.”

In the last rubber of the tie, Rajeev Ram and Jack Sock beat Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Musetti. 

Ram made his Davis Cup debut at the age of 37.

“For me it was my first Davis Cup match ever, so I was really pumped. Jack is one of the best doubles players in the world, so it was a privilege to play with him, and great to get the win for us,” Ram said after his Davis Cup debut.