Sinner-Kotov al Roland Garros, la cronaca

Sinner, Arnaldi and Cocciarito: Italy “defeats Russia” 3-0

Italy wins over Russia 3-0 Triple smash hit: Elizabeth first Cocciarito Against Lyudmila Samsonova, then Matteo Arnaldi Control Andrey Rublev, finish off Yannick kafir Anti-Pavel Kotov. The three Italians at Roland Garros reached the round of 16With jasmine Paolini And above all, Lorenzo Musetti who could join the waiting list tomorrow. If Musetti does it, it will guarantee that the Italian will be ranked No. 1 in the world for the first time in history. While waiting for that day to arrive, Sinner continues to crush his opponents: today, after Eubanks and Gasquet, it is the turn of Russia’s Kotov, beaten 6-4 a month after doing the same in Madrid, but in a match after which Sinner announced hip problems.

At least see him moving on the field, Everything seems to have been left behind: the curvy, elegant but very aggressive Yannick Take the match home by taking breaks, one for each set. Kotov with his mother in the stands this time without changing racketsExcessive control (A very tender scene from recent days, which went viral on social media), he did his best, but in the long marches he was one of the other victims of Sinner’s claws. Short balls played at great pace sounded like a cry for help from a sinking ship: But Yannick only received one break point at 3-2 in the second set In his favor. Now, in an area of ​​the scoreboard where the top seeds who headed it (Chilean Nicola Jarry, finalist in Rome, and Argentine Sebastian) have been eliminated. Bayes) The individual challenge between Austrian Sebastian Offner and French acrobat Corentin Moute.

“The match was very different compared to the Madrid match – the hero’s words from Sesto -. I had a lot of fun and I also thank the audience at Philippe Chatrier (among them, no longer hidden, there was also my new partner Anna Kalinskaya, unknown)”. He is interviewed on the court by former tennis player Fabrice Santoro, who played the forehand and the backhand with both hands. He asks him strange questions, one of which is about… Different weather conditions in these first three matches. Sinner played one on Suzanne Lenglen (less bulky than the centre-back), one in the evening, and one during the day with the roof on since the rain shows no signs of abating: “I have eight rackets in my bag – admits Yannick —, but I don’t change the tension otherwise I would think about it too much. Only in Madrid did we step up a little.”

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Another topic Santoro touched on was skiing: “Yes, it is tradition to skate at Christmas and the day after, but I have to be very careful. “Tennis is definitely the priority, but skiing is in my blood.”

Final question of the interview, about fashion: “They (the brands you sponsor, unknown) They give me things to wear and I wear them, “I try to look as good as possible: sometimes I succeed, sometimes less.”But the role of the hero suits him perfectly.

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