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Jannik Sinner Australian Open 2021

Jannik Sinner is so good he’s ‘not human,’ says Alexander Bublik

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Jannik Sinner is so good he is ‘not human,’ says Alexander Bublik after losing to the Italian in Miami.

Bublik’s own level was very impressive in their quarter-final clash on Wednesday, but he was ultimately powerless to prevent the 19-year-old from securing a straight sets win.

Sinner is now the eighth teenager to reach a Miami Masters semi-final, with five of the other seven going on to reach world number one, and Bublik seems convinced it’s just a matter of time before Sinner joins them.

“He’s not [human],” Bublik told the press of Sinner. “That’s a fact.

“I asked him if he’s a human or not, because for me, it’s very surprising that the guy at his age has this mental toughness that many, many other players don’t have.

“I called him a robot a couple of times during the match, but I do it in a very sincere way because he’s a really, really a great player.

“I played him in a very crucial moment in the tie-break, and [he] pulled off [two] incredible shots when it was 5/4.

“Every time when I had a big point, either I needed to go super crazy like I was doing with the forehand and just [go for a] shot that goes in with a five per cent chance, or he’s playing really unbelievable.

The win means Jannik Sinner is guaranteed a new career-high ranking of at least 24 next week, although he can go even higher if he beats Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals.


Jannik Sinner Australian Open 2021
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