Alexander Shevchenko forces Jannik Sinner to third set

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Sinner will play for access to the round of 16 in the third set

Jannik Sinner will need the third set to try to break through to the round of 16 of the Rome Masters 1000.

After winning the first set 6-3, the Italian was reeled back by Alexander Shevchenko who won 7-6 in the second, taking the tie-break 7 points to 4.

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.

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