20-year-old Jannik Sinner defeated 34-year-old Fabio Fognini in three sets in the Italian match for the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome. Stan Wawrinka defeated Laszlo Djiri for the 25th time in his career and for the first time since 2019 he will play with Novak Djokovic.
PAP / EPA / ALESSANDRO DI MARCO / Pictured: Jannik Sinner
Wednesday’s sporting event in the Apennine Peninsula was the Italian Cup final between Inter Milan and Juventus FC (4:2). However, an important match for the Italian fans took place at the ATP Tennis Championships in Rome, where Yannick Sener and Fabio Fognini faced each other in the second round. The best player in this confrontation turned out to be the youngest of the representatives of the hosts, 20-year-old Sener, who defeated his 14-year-old teammate 6:2, 3:6, 6:3.
– It was hard. But in important moments, I tried to give my best in tennis. In the third set, I did a great job – he said, move atptour.com, the No. 10 seed from Italy, who will face Filip Krajinovic in the third round.
On Monday, Stan Wawrinka scored his first win in 15 months. On Wednesday, the Swiss took the next step. After nearly three hours of battle, he won 7:6 (8), 3:6, 6:4 with qualifier Laslo Djere and advanced to the 1/8 finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Most recently, at this point in the event, the ATP Tour standings was in February of last year, when I reached the quarter-finals of the “250” competition in Melbourne.
Thus, two Grand Slam champions will compete on Thursday. Wawrinka, a three-time winner of the Grand Slam tournaments, will play with Novak Djokovic – a 20-time winner of the events of this classification. It will be their twenty-sixth match. Balance 19-6 for the Serbs. Previously, they faced the fourth round of the US Open 2019, when the Swiss won after his opponent.
Cameron Norrie, number nine, dropped out. The Briton surrendered five times and lost 7:5, 2:6, 1:6 with Marin Cilic. He will face Croatian Christian Garin in the third round.
In turn, the opponent in the final 1/8 marked “two” by Alexander Zverev was Alex de Minaur. The Australian sent an aces twice on Wednesday, used five of his 12 break points and won 7-5 6-4 with Tommy Ball.
Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome (Italy)
ATP Masters 1000, clay courts, prize pool of €5.415 million
Wednesday May 11
Second round of singles:
Yannick Sener (Italy, 10) beat Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Cameron Nouri (Britain) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Alex de Minaur (Australia) defeated Tommy Ball (USA) 7-5, 6-4
Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) – Laszlo Djeri (Serbia, Q) 7-6 (8), 3-6, 6-4
A great one-handed artist game. Stefanos Tsitsipas saved the match
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