ATP Vienna, Daniil Medvedev proves taboo for Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner surrenders to Daniil Medvedev in Vienna
Daniil Medvedev confirmed himself as a taboo for Jannik Sinner. The two had already met on three occasions and precisely on indoor concrete, the surface of the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna, and it was always the Russian tennis player who won. Again Medvedev made no concessions and won in two sets, with a score of 6-4 6-2.
In the first set what made the difference was the opening break operated by the Russian and preserved until the tenth game, when he closed the first partial in his favor 6-4. In the second set the gap between the two players widened with Medvedev increasingly untouchable on serve (zero break points conceded in the entire match) and Sinner even more foul and still having some ankle problems.
The Italian tennis player thus says goodbye to the Vienna tournament in the quarterfinals and almost definitely says goodbye to the ATP Finals dream.
Despite having achieved excellent results in skiing since childhood, at the age of 13 Jannik decided to devote himself exclusively to tennis, moving to Bordighera, at the court of Riccardo Piatti. It was a choice that would 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.