Davis Cup, a nervous Jannik Sinner falls against Ymer

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An inconsequential defeat, but one that hurts nonetheless.

Jannik Sinner succumbs in three sets against Mikael Ymer and loses his Davis Cup unbeaten streak. A knockout that does not affect Italy’s passage of the round in first place, but that conveys bad feelings about the state of form of the Italian, defeated by a final of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Sinner in Bologna also started well, breaking Ymer’s serve as early as the very first game. The Swede, however, responds with two breaks, which are worth first 1-1 and then 3-1. The Italian holder tries to bring himself back under and already in the next game finds a new counterbreak. In the tenth game, however, it is still Ymer who takes the last word and the third break in one set.

Sinner’s path in the second set was decidedly easier, with the Italian escaping first on 3-1 and then on 5-2. The last three games, however, saw as many serves lost, returning to show some cracks in the South Tyrolean’s game. And indeed the third set begins amidst a thousand difficulties, and the real risk of suffering the 5-2 break ball. Sinner nullifies a break ball, but sees as many as five rejected by the Swede in the next game. Many errors also in the ninth and decisive game, in which the Italian lost his service again and with it the match.

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