Sinner Sets Tsitsipas Showdown In Rotterdam, Rune Also Advances | ATP Tour | Tennis

Jannik Sinner was examined on Wednesday on the ABN AMRO Open, however final week’s Montpellier champion battled on to set a second-round showdown with prime seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The Italian overcame a second-set hiccup to defeat Benjamin Bonzi 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 after two hours and 4 minutes in Rotterdam.

“For sure it’s tough when you come quite late to the other tournament, so I’m very happy about my performance today,” Sinner mentioned. “It was not easy for me. We made a lot of unforced errors today. But still I tried to stay focussed [on] my game.”

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Sinner saved two of the three break factors he confronted and gained 46 per cent of his return factors to enhance to 9-2 on the season. He will subsequent attempt to double his win whole in opposition to Tsitsipas (1-5).

“I started off very well and I finished quite well, so I’m happy,” Sinner mentioned. “Let’s see what’s going to happen in the next round.”

Also shifting on was fourth seed Holger Rune, who ousted qualifier Constant Lestienne 6-4, 6-4. The Danish star broke the Frenchman’s serve 4 instances to achieve the second spherical.

“It was tricky. It’s a lot about finding the rhythm here in the beginning of the tournament and first match you have to really be on your toes, especially I played a qualifier today who already has two matches in his bag,” Rune mentioned. “It made it more difficult, but I’m happy how I handled every situation today.”

Already by way of to the quarter-finals is former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, who defeated one other former Top 10 star Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3.

The Swiss has lengthy loved success within the Netherlands, having gained the match in 2015 and superior to the ultimate in 2019. Wawrinka will play the winner of Sinner and Tsitsipas within the final eight.

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