Jannik starts well then has an empty pass in the third set which he leaves to his opponent. Finally closes 6-1 7-5 3-6 6-3
The men’s draw of Roland Garros continues to fill up with Italian players. After Fabio Fognini, Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Musetti, the fourth blue to qualify for the third round is Jannik Sinner who prevailed in the blue derby over Gianluca Mager overtaken by 6-1 7-5 3-6 6-3. The South Tyrolean had a rocket start and his swipes found fertile ground in a Mager that for an abundant set was unable to find the counter moves to get out of the corner. The first moment that could change the inertia of the match was in the tenth game of the second set in which Mager missed two set points (5-4, 15-40). Sinner clung to the serve to get out of the hole and then in the next game he operated the break at the third useful ball, then keeping the serve at zero for the final 7-5.
The empty passage
With a two-set margin, Sinner relaxed a little, let his guard down and Mager was quick to close the gap with the sixth game break. In the third set, after a break exchange, Sinner flew forward 5-2, secured his first match point with the ace number 8 and finished with the last winning serve of the match in 2 hours and 19 minutes. Good numbers for the South Tyrolean: 8 aces, zero double fouls, 61% of primes, 38 winners, 22 free mistakes and 118 points overall against Mager’s 96. Sinner awaits the Swede Mikael Ymer in the third round who played a bad joke on the French by knocking out Suzanne Lenglen Gael Monfils on the field, beaten 6-0 2-6 6-4 6-3.
June 3 – 4:39 pm
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