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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday November 27, 2021

Jannik Sinner the 20-year-old phenom that is the youngest player in the ATP’s Top 10 by three years, has thoroughly impressed Team USA at Davis Cup. Add USA Team Captain Mardy Fish and veteran John Isner to the list of those who have given the rising Italian glowing reviews.

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“Look, he's got a huge future,” Fish said after Sinner drubbed Isner in Turin, dropping just two games in the process. “There's no doubt about it. He was very impressive today. He's been impressive. I love the way he goes about his business on the court, as well. You can get some youngsters that are pretty cocky and pretty arrogant out there, and he's the opposite of that. He came into a big spot today and did something to John Isner that's never been done before, which is beat him 2 and 0. I've never seen that before. Neither had John. Pretty impressive.”

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Isner said he could not ever remember being beaten so thoroughly. The American suffered his first bagel set since 2010. Isner won 23 of 54 points on serve and was broken five times.


“I definitely ran up against a buzz saw today,” Isner said. “You know, he was entirely too good. I didn't really have a chance out there. There's not many times I can think back where I didn't at least give myself a shot, a chance to maybe turn things around in a match. That was the case today. Of course all the credit goes to him. He's an incredible talent, and I think more importantly than that, he's a very, very nice kid, too.”

Sinner Top 3?

When asked if he saw Sinner as a future Top-3 player, Isner did not hesitate.

“I'm sure he hears it a lot maybe from, you know, guys like you and girls like you in the media, so there is going to be a lot of pressure on him to do well, but the answer is yes, I do see him as a top 3 player,” he said. “I think a surface like this indoors is probably maybe his best surface. I don't know. He had really good results indoors this year, won some tournaments, stuff like that. I think he's just 20 years old maybe. Yeah, he's got a super bright future. Our sport is going to be lucky to have him around, I think, for sure.”

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