Jannik Sinner suffers but takes the lead

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Jannik Sinner up one set

A more complicated than expected start for Jannik Sinner in the final round of 16 of the Internazionali d’Italia, which pits him against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

The South Tyrolean tennis player, after being remounted twice, won the first set 7-6 with a peremptory 7-3 tie-break.

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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