Novak Djokovic acknowledges Jannik Sinner's outstanding performance after a 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(2) defeat at the Nitto ATP Finals.
Djokovic warmly embraces Sinner at the net and praises his opponent's fantastic match.
In the post-match press conference, Djokovic lauds Sinner's aggressive play, especially during crucial moments in the first and third sets.
Djokovic admits Sinner's courage made the difference in important points, giving him control over the match.
Despite finding little fault with his overall game, Djokovic sees a need to be more decisive in crucial moments.
Djokovic acknowledges the learning experience from the defeat, emphasizing the ups and downs in a tennis career.
The Serbian player faces additional challenges from the Italian crowd's constant support for Sinner and the younger player's desire to notch his first win in their head-to-head series.
Djokovic expresses pride in the fight he put in but acknowledges it wasn't enough for the win, recognizing Sinner's accomplishment in seizing the victory.