ATP Sofia, Jannik Sinner flies to semifinals but makes self-criticism

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Sinner defeated Vukic 6-2 6-3 in the quarterfinal match of the ATP 250 Sofia

Although not particularly shining in the match’s opening bars and on the match’s finish, Jannik Sinner dominated in play and scoring Aleksandar Vukic, his opponent in the quarterfinals of the Sofia tournament, where Sinner can already boast two successes in his personal trophy case.

The seven consecutive games strung together by the South Tyrolean from 2-2 in the first set to 3-0 in his favor in the second set created an almost unbridgeable gap for the Australian, who only in the final, also aided by a few too many errors by the Azzurro, tried desperately to get back into the match.

Ahead of what could be an all-Italian final with Lorenzo Musetti, who got rid of Jan-Lennard Struff with a score of 7-6 6-1, Sinner was not so satisfied with his performance. Highlighting, in post-match words, areas for improvement in a fundamental that already cost him dearly against Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open.

“I had to be very careful in my service turns, then I changed my position in response. My serve has been up and down. Sofia? I always say it’s a special tournament, I have to raise the level because my next opponent will be tough,” said the Italian athlete, who with this victory bypassed Pablo Carreño Busta to 12th place in the Race.

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