ATP Marseille, the possible path of Jannik Sinner
The San Candido native is the No. 2 seed in the tournament
Having disposed of the partial disappointment of Rotterdam, where Sinner succumbed in finle to Daniil Medvedev in three sets after winning the first partial, the talented South Tyrolean is ready to return to the court at the ATP 250 tournament in Marseille. The Blue will not take the court until Wednesday or even Thursday, when he will face one of 18-year-old transalpine Arthur Fils (a player Sinner has already defeated in the semifinals of the Montpellier ATP) and Russian Roman Safiullin. In Sinner’s path could then be one between Richard Gasquet (No. 7 in the seeding) and Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who was also defeated by the South Tyrolean a few days ago in the Netherlands.
In the semifinals, if the predictions are met, there’s either Australian Alex De Minaur (No. 3 seed) or U.S. Maxime Cressy (No. 5 on the scoreboard). The latter also crossed Azzurro’s path very recently, in the victorious Montpellier final.
To finish, in the hypothetical last act, here’s one between Hubert Hurkacz (No. 1 in the tournament) and Grigor Dimitrov: against both, the precedents do not favor Sinner, down 2-1 with the Pole and 1-0 with the Bulgarian, capable of beating the Italian in the round of 16 of the Rome Masters 1000 in 2020.