Sinner eliminated by Djokovic at ATP Monte Carlo: 6-4, 6-2 the score

Sinner eliminated by Djokovic at ATP Monte Carlo: 6-4, 6-2 the score
Sinner eliminated by Djokovic at ATP Monte Carlo: 6-4, 6-2 the score
“Jannik is the future but also the present of tennis”. We must start from the end to better understand the defeat 6-4, 6-2 collected from Jannik Sinner on the 2nd round of Montecarlo versus Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, record holder for weeks at the top of the ATP ranking, had to play in a ‘block’ version in order to get the better of the 19-year-old South Tyrolean, fresh from the final at 1000 in Miami and with few training in his legs on clay. Despite only six games collected, Sinner played on par with the 18-time Grand Slam winner, who hadn’t touched the racket in an official match for almost two months, that is, since the Australian Open triumph at the end of February. The blue led by coach Piatti has torn the joke from his rival on two occasions may complain for a break point badly played in the 7th game of the second set, which could have straightened the match.

In general, as happened with Nadal on the Central of Roland Garros last fall, Sinner was able to look straight in the eyes of a ‘monster’ like the 34-year-old Serbian, forced to raise the physical and mental level to win and remain unbeaten in this 2021 (10-0 record). It is probably not yet time for the handover, but the Italian has shown that he has all the credentials to be able to play it on an equal footing with anyone, including Djokovic. In the meantime, the growth, to the sound of matches, victories and above all defeats like this, with the appointment for the relay race which seems only postponed.

Below is the match report

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