November 28, 2021
6-2, 5-7, 7-6
Italy - 2
Colombia - 1
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. After a day like that, it would have been hard not to come away without a point?
ROBERT FARAH: Obviously after all that fight, having a match point on the second set, seeing that we were right there to not win the match after a two-hour-and-a-half fight at 3:00 a.m. would have been a big spoiler.
I mean, obviously it gives us some hope for tomorrow. We know that anything can happen. Now we just got to go rest, take care of our bodies and see how we respond tomorrow.
Q. Were you surprised about the way that Sinner played doubles? Nobody had seen him almost playing ever doubles. We didn't expect him to be so competitive.
JUAN-SEBASTIAN CABAL: Yeah, like you said, he's not playing that much doubles in a year, so we didn't have that much info about him.
He's seeing the ball really big. He's playing an amazing tennis right now. He's top 10. He's young. Amazing career ahead.
When you are playing top guys that know how to play that level of tennis, it's never easy. He show it today. He was making winners all over the show. Return winners, second shots, hitting anything he wants to. It was really hard.
He's a top player. He know how to play tennis. At the end is a lot of tactics what we have to do. We hung in there and keep fighting. Thank God we won today. We could have easy lost, today would be another story.
ROBERT FARAH: I don't remember well, but I think he had played some ATPs. I think he had won one. I'm not sure. Atlanta, yeah.
When you have such a powerful player, big returner, big serve, big groundies at the end it's always going to be dangerous.
Fabio is such an experienced doubles player, he knows how to guide him. It become a tough team, I think. Sinner becomes a threat because there's someone like Fabio that kind of guides him and tells him what to do.
He surprised me at the net. I pulled out some volleys that I thought he didn't have, and he did have those shots, too. He's a very good player.
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