The sinner was feared in Shanghai after being champion in Beijing


The Italian Jannik Sinner He returned to work just three days after completing his brilliant victory at the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing. If on Tuesday he removed Carlos Alcarazon Wednesday he lifted the trophy, achieving his first victory, in seven games, after Daniel Medvedev.

The ninth title of his career, third this season after Montpellier and the ATP Masters 1000 in Canada, made him the second Italian player, after Adriano Panatta, which reached the fourth position in the ATP world ranking. And he now has a fixed place for the ATP Finals, which he will play at home, in Turin.

At 22 years old, the transalpine is once again showing its teeth as one of the leading players of the present and future. His tennis supports him, minus the lack of force on some related occasions. That did not happen in the Chinese capital.

He returned to the fray at the Shanghai Masters 1000 ATP. With almost no pause, this Saturday he had a good scare in his debut at this event, on a hard court and theoretically outdoors. Although rain forced the premiere indoors, the American was new Marcos Giron30 years old and world No. 80, a former university NCAA champion of his country defending the colors of UCLA.

And thanks to the technological ease and a change in the program, otherwise, the Sinner would have waited a few hours to play because at first he had to do it on an open court.

Unprecedented rivalry, with the Beijing trophy still fresh in the memory, problems at the beginning. In a few minutes, sinful down 0-3. After an initial reaction to convert 1-4 to 4-4, an extra effort was needed in the tiebreak.

Sinner saved four set points in the same match: three at 3-6 and another at 6-7. The transalpine held on to his good form, the push of being the champion this week, to survive the first set he took 8-6, in 69 minutes with many moments of exhaustion. Net tape also helped sometimes. That’s why at the end he apologized to Giron.

Nerves subsided, the rival stopped, normality was quickly established with an early break in favor of Sinner, which led to dominance that translated to 6-2 that sealed his place in the round of 32.

A favorable 7-6 (9-7) and 6-2 in one hour and 45 minutes. Next match, against Argentine Sebastian Baez.

Source: La Verdad


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