Wimbledon, Jannik Sinner in third round on velvet: Schwartzman falls in three sets

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A passage of the round that came without particular headaches.

Jannik Sinner is in the third round at Wimbledon. He gets there after a not particularly complex victory over Diego Schwartzman, achieved in just over two hours of play. Clear in that sense the partials of the match, which read 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 for the talent from San Candido who will now face either Vukic or Halys (on court Thursday).

The first set wore on without any particular jolt, so much so that only four break points came (in the third, fourth, seventh and eleventh games), but none were exploited. Decisive then is the twelfth game, in which Sinner breaks serve from the Argentine, leaving him with 0 points. This is the turning point of the match, as in the second set the South Tyrolean concedes 1-1 to his rival and then wins five games in a row. Little changed in the third and final set, apart from a counterbreak that allowed Schwartzman to take an illusory and momentary 2-2 after which came two more service losses.

Novak Djokovic is the active tennis player with the most number of Wimbledon men’s singles tournaments won: seven, one less than Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who recently retired after a career full of accomplishments. The Serbian ace triumphed on London’s grass in the 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022 editions: in last year’s final he got the better of Nick Kyrgios, who forfeited and did not participate in the tournament in 2023, in four sets.

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