Blue advances thanks to a perfect match against Argentine N. 69th in the world: Finished 6-3 6-2 6-2 in 1 hour 44 minutes. Now for him Harris or Fossofix
Jannik Sinner is there. Val Pusteria’s Frecciarossa goes straight to Melbourne’s high-speed rails and wins a place in the third round of the Australian Open after beating Argentina’s Tomás Echeverri 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, the world No. 79 not quite comfortable on the fast. Now Jannik, author of a truly flawless game who was also helped by an opponent who could have worried him more, awaits the challenger who will come out of the match between Fucsovics and Lloyd Harris, the South African who sent home Lorenzo Musetti. Furious acceleration down the line, heavy balls that crush Echeverry off the baseline, impeccable serve: If it were a class assignment, student Yannick would certainly take home a ten. “I raised my level and I’m very happy because I played with the roof – he said – I served and came back very well, I moved well and I think the past in skating helped me in that sense.” Now a day to recover before the next round, Friday: “Massage, rest, physiotherapy and let’s see. In the Grand Slams, the rest day is very important.”
It was played with the roof closed due to the rain, unlike yesterday with Berrettini when it was inside due to the heat. Better for Jannik, who is perfectly suited to the fast indoors. In his debut, going from 40-0 Sinner takes it back 40-40, but eventually lets go of the shots and gives it back 1-0. Etcheverry, a pupil of Berloq, performs well albeit with a strange throw of the ball, practically behind the head, and retains his serving role. In the third game, Yannick takes his second foul and scores the first double fault of the match but has no problems getting up 2-1. In the sixth game, Sinner begins to read the Argentinean’s tracks well, hits him with his acceleration and gets three break points, the first in the match. The first is enough for him to get 4-2, and then 5-2 to confirm the advantage with another completely controlled game. Traveling like on rails, Jannik who closed the first set 6-3 with 3 aces and 88% of points with the first.
In the second set, the advantage of Simone Vagnozzi’s pupil comes very quickly, in the third match, with a 2-1 gain thanks to the solidity of the serve and the razor blows of the front and back strikes along the line that take the far corners and win. . To make sure the field is cleared as quickly as possible, the South Tyrolean feels in control, tests the charts and hits the accelerator. In the fifth game, the first game doubles: 4-1 and serve, 19 winners to 7 from an opponent who is slowly losing heart. The second set ends in the blink of an eye and an hour and five minutes later Yannick is leading 2-0 to the delighted stares of Vagnozzi and Cahill. To make sure he doesn’t lose his pace, the 21-year-old blue gets a slap even at the start of the third set and takes the lead after a very tight break. Etcheverry tries to fight back and tries to mislead Jannik who gets a 30-30 thrill before sealing it 2-0. For the first time, in the fourth inning, Sinner is down in the score, 15-30 on a double fault, but has no intention of extending his stay on the field and eventually leading 3-1. Not only that, he doubled the break and shaved 4-1 and the serve. He always commands, makes decisions, plots paths and beats the opponent without any distraction, asserting a 5-2 advantage and closing in less than two hours for the 6-3 6-2 6-2 that he displays in the third round. Stats say that Sinner won 88% of points with the first, scored 32 winners against his opponent’s 14, and made 100% of the break points available. Full speed ahead.
Jan 18, 2023 (changed on Jan 18, 2023 | 07:03)
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