Indian Wells: Jannik Sinner suffers for three games, then beats Gasquet

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Mission accomplished, and shift advanced despite some initial headaches.

Jannik Sinner hits his goal of winning his first match at the Indian Wells Masters 1000. In fact, the South Tyrolean ruled in just two sets and one hour and 35 minutes of play over Richard Gasquet, who had also created him not a few difficulties at the beginning of the match. The final score reads 6-3, 7-6(2) for the Italian.

For Sinner, the match began in a far from reassuring way. In fact, Gasquet takes the first game by breaking serve from his rival, and even goes close to a possible 3-0 lead. It is at this point that Sinner begins his comeback, cancelling the break ball and exploiting in turn one in the next game by centering the 2-2 after a good 12 points. His task is easier in the sixth game, in which he takes a second break leaving the Frenchman with 0 points.

Definitely more hard-fought is the second set, which wears on without either of them even managing to get a break point. It then comes down to 6-6 and the tie-break, in which Sinner manages to score six consecutive points, thus overcoming the Frenchman number 43 on the ATP circuit.

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