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Sinner Shines, Fritz-Hanfmann Suspended In Fifth Set | ATP Tour

Sinner Shines, Fritz-Hanfmann Suspended In Fifth Set | ATP Tour


Jannik Sinner made a right away assertion on Monday at Wimbledon. The Italian overpowered Argentine Juan Manuel Cerundolo 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 to achieve the second spherical on the grass-court main.

One 12 months in the past, Sinner received the primary two units of his quarter-final at The Championships in opposition to Novak Djokovic earlier than succumbing in 5 units. Djokovic went on to win the title.

Sinner confirmed no unwell results from that devastating defeat, cruising previous Cerundolo on Centre Courtroom in only one hour and 29 minutes. The eighth seed was by no means in issue, dominating along with his energy from the baseline, crushing 28 winners to only 16 unforced errors.

“The stroll on the courtroom is a particular second clearly. Then beginning Wimbledon on the Centre Courtroom, figuring out already earlier than with the roof closed, I do know in the present day was very powerful to play outside,” Sinner mentioned. “Pleased, joyful concerning the win. Already motivated for the subsequent one.”

With play suspended across the grounds resulting from darkness, Sinner wrapped up the day’s motion underneath the Centre Courtroom roof. The Italian thrilled followers with a Pete Sampras-like leaping smash within the final recreation and closed out his victory with out dropping his serve (2/2 break factors saved).

Sinner will subsequent play former Prime 10 star Diego Schwartzman, who eradicated Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. The Argentine is 9-16 in tour-level matches this 12 months and is winless in opposition to Sinner (0-3, zero units received).

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A possible fourth-round opponent for Sinner is ninth seed Taylor Fritz, whose match in opposition to Yannick Hanfmann was suspended resulting from darkness with the American main 3-2 within the fifth set.

Like Sinner, Fritz suffered fifth-set heartbreak final 12 months at The Championships. The American fell to Rafael Nadal in a final-set tie-break within the quarter-finals.

The 25-year-old appeared in jeopardy of one other powerful exit in London when he fell behind two-sets-to-one in opposition to the in-form Hanfmann, who’s at a career-high No. 45 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. Lower than two months in the past, Hanfmann defeated Fritz 6-4, 6-1 on clay in Rome.

However Fritz was in a position to claw his solution to a deciding set, saving 9 of the 13 factors he confronted. Play was suspended on the 3-2 changeover simply after 8:40 p.m. native time resulting from darkness.

The matches that have been suspended and can resume Tuesday are as follows:



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