PAP/EPA / Alessandro De Marco / Pictured: Jannik Sinner
Although Jannik Sinner has already secured a place in the semi-finals of the 2023 ATP Finals held on a hard court in Turin, he did not miss the final group match against Holger Röhn. The Italian defeated the Dane and contributed to the progress of Novak Djokovic.
After Hubert Hurkacz snatched the set from Novak Djokovic in the afternoon match, Jannik Sinner has already secured qualification to the semi-finals of the 2023 ATP Finals. Therefore, he can approach the last match in the green set, with Holger Röhn, without any interference. . pressure. For the Dane, in turn, it was a duel over everything, because victory alone allowed him to advance to the semifinals.
The meeting between two leading tennis players of the younger generation did not disappoint expectations. In the end, 22-year-old Sinner defeated 20-year-old Rhone with a score of 6:2, 5:7, 6:4, helping Djokovic advance to the semi-finals.
He proved from the start that Sinner had no intention of giving up. The fourth-seeded Italian bombarded his opponent with a barrage of powerful moves, much to the delight of the local crowd, and raced to a smooth 4-0 lead to win the first set 6-2.
In the second match, both of them suffered from physical problems. Ron required medical intervention due to problems with his right knee, while Sinner reported pain in his lower spine. When it seemed that the fate of this match would be decided in the tie-break, the Dane, marked with an “eight,” scored three set points in the twelfth game. He didn’t use the first two, but played an effective high ball in the third and equalised.
After a quiet start, the battle broke out in earnest in the deciding set. In the eighth game, Ron had a chance to break, but he missed a bit on the comeback. Sinner defended his serve, tied the score at 4:4, and then had a break point of his own. Unlike his opponent, he took advantage of it. He hit a stunning shot and took a 5:4 lead.
With strong support from local fans, Siner completed the work. When Ron served the Italian with a forehand in the match, the audience at the Pala Alpitour exploded with joy. The tennis player from San Candido himself, and perhaps Djokovic, was also delighted.
The match lasted two hours and 32 minutes. During this time, Sinner served 11 aces, was broken once, converted three of ten break points, played 36 final shots and committed ten unforced errors. Ron, in turn, scored 15 aces, 33 winners, and 12 errors.
Siner finished the competition in the Green Group in first place, achieving three victories in three matches. The Italian beat Djokovic (2-1) and Ron (1-2).
ATP Finals, Turin (Italy)
Tour Finals, indoor hard courts, prize pool $15 million
Thursday 16 November
Jannik Sinner (Italy, 4) – Holger Røhn (Denmark, 8) 6:2, 5:7, 6:4
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