Next: Holger Röhn. After stumbling against Medvedev (twice, between Beijing and Vienna) and Djokovic, Jannik Sinner aims to achieve the first victory of his career against the young Dane, the last big name (obviously not counting Nadal) absent from the roster. He was beaten by South Tyrol. Next generation challenge that could be decisive for moving on to the next round: A lot will depend on Djokovic-Hurkac, a match scheduled before Sinner-Rhone, as the Serbian did not train on the eve of it. Thus, the two very young players will take to the field already knowing the result of the previous match.
The evening session is still reserved for the sinner, as expected. A date not to be missed, at 9pm after the double match between Granollers/Zeballos and Gonzalez/Molteni. Jannik and Holger will meet again this year after the semi-final match on clay in Monte Carlo: the Dane won in three sets, in a return of 1-6, 7-5, 7-5. While in 2022, in Sofia, the Azzurri fell 5-2 down to their opponent in Group C. Wednesday was a break for both: Sinner came from the match against Djokovic and trained in the afternoon to the excitement of the crowd, and Rohn only played three matches against Tsitsipas after losing in three sets to Nole.
Today, as usual, will open at 12 o’clock with a double (Dodig/Krajicek vs. Gonzalez/Roger-Vasselin) before the match between Djokovic and Hurkacz: the Pole, who replaced Tsitsipas, has no chance of qualifying, but Nole can. He’s still an uncomfortable customer. The score was clear 6-0 in favor of the Serbian, and the last match of the year was in the round of 16 at Wimbledon. But be careful: if Hurkacz takes just one set away from Djokovic, the world No. 1 will risk not qualifying for the round (this could happen if Ruhn beats Sinner). All matches will be broadcast on Sky Sport, with Sinner-Rune also postponed on Rai 2 and Djokovic-Hurkacz on SuperTennis.
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