Jannik Sinner, thrill marathon in Cincinnati

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Jannik Sinner in Cincinnati

It was not an easy debut for Jannik Sinner in the Cincinnati Masters 1000.

The South Tyrolean eventually defeated Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, who came out of qualifying, only after a thrilling three-and-a-quarter hour marathon: 6-7(9) 6-4 7-6(6) was the final score.

His next opponent will be one between Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic.

Jannik Sinner, born in San Candido on August 16, 2001, despite having achieved excellent results in skiing since childhood, decided at the age of 13 to devote himself exclusively to tennis, moving to Bordighera, at the court of Riccardo Piatti. A choice that will prove successful, as Sinner is the youngest Italian tennis player ever to enter the top 100 (October 2019) and to win an Atp title in the Open era (Sofia 2020). In addition, along with Matteo Berrettini, Jannik is the only Italian tennis player to have reached at least the round of 16 in all four Slams. For him, 2022 was the breakthrough year: he left Piatti to rely on Vagnozzi.

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