A match between Jannik Sinner and Australian Open Novak Djokovic in theAustralian Open semifinals is scheduled for 2024. In the world of tennis, of course, there is a lot of buzz around this match. Fans of Djokovic may have chosen to use this favorable opportunity to influence his younger opponent’s team on social media. They accomplished this by posting a video from the 2022 Wimbledon in which the young Italian was defeated by the GOAT.
Like the six previous Wimbledons that Novak Djokovic had won, the 2022 edition was similar. In the championship match, he defeated Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). But that happened during his quarterfinal matchup with Jannik Sinner, who was 21 at the time. Djokovic fell to a relatively inexperienced Sinner 5-7, 2-6 in the opening two sets. The Italian maintained his strong play into the third set, but the World No. 1 quickly got back into the match. The following two sets he won 6-3 and 6-2.
At one point in the final set, Djokovic was up 4-2, and then Sinner’s serve created the moment of magic. Djokovic had to stretch out to return the ball as the current World No. 4 served it well into his right corner. Sinner then deftly struck the ball in Djokovic’s court’s opposite extreme corner. The 35-year-old managed to strike the ball back despite most likely not being there. He sprang to that corner like Superman, smacked the ball back out of Sinner’s grasp, and collapsed onto his stomach. while receiving a well-earned point in the process.
The sudden transformation of an unbeatable game into Novak Djokovic’s point shocked and thrilled both tennis commentators and spectators. Djokovic reached to the semifinals by winning that set 6-2.
That shot was nearly like a bolt from a lightning bolt to Sinner. And it seems that Djokovic’s supporters were keen to remind Sinner and his supporters about this very occasion.