Jannik Sinner ends Novak Djokovic’s winning streak with thrilling victory

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Novak Djokovic’s winning streak was halted at 19 matches as the home favourite Jannik Sinner was roared to a superb 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) victory by a partisan ATP Finals crowd in Turin on Tuesday.

The earlier Green Group clash was a non-event as Stefanos Tsitsipas retired injured against Holger Rune, but the evening ticket holders were treated to a match of jaw-dropping quality. After more than three hours of an absorbing toe-to-toe battle in which neither player took a backward step it was world No 4 Sinner who seized his chance in the deciding set tie-break finally to crack Djokovic’s resistance.

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