Jannik and Nole face each other in the evening session, with the match between Tsitsipas and Ron taking place at 2.30pm. Below are the turn passing scenarios
He was only able to take the spotlight in the evening session, the most anticipated match of the group stage of the ATP Finals. Jannik Sinner vs. Novak Djokovic: It is “only” the second match and for the loser there will still be the possibility of passing the round, but tension is what usually precedes the final match. Bala Albitor is preparing to put pressure on the hosts, who, as he announced in the press conference after the win over Tsitsipas, will want to “see how far I have come”. In short: a self-test, the opponent is the one who raises the crossbar and forces a further jump: is Yannick ready?
Djokovic is the latest taboo to be dispelled for Sinner. After his freedom against Medvedev – who was defeated twice after six consecutive defeats – Jannik dreams of winning for the first time against the Serbian player, with a 3-0 lead in his previous matches, and the last two matches at Wimbledon. The whole audience will be on his side, which could also “complicate” things: what could be better, for a champion who feeds himself with new motivations like Djokovic, than to challenge “away” against a young player who aims, sooner or later. To take away his throne? In short, a game not to be missed. And also because qualification to the round may already be up for grabs: Sinner will be sure to reach the semi-finals if he wins in two sets, or in three sets but with Tsitsipas beating Rhone previously; Djokovic will qualify in case of victory (in two or three sets) and Ron’s previous success over the Greek.
Sinner and Djokovic will be on court no later than 9pm, after the doubles match between Dodig/Krajicek and Granollers/Zeballos (starting at 6:30pm). While Tsitsipas-Rooney – with the Dane having won the previous two matches, last year at Roland Garros and in Stockholm – will face each other no later than 2.30pm, after the match between Gonzalez/Roger Vasselin and Gonzalez/Molteni. All matches will be broadcast on Sky Sports, with Sinner-Djokovic broadcast live on Rai 2 and Tsitsipas-Rune postponed on SuperTennis.
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