Jannik Sinner trifft auf Alexander Zverev. © Phyllis Calabro / Phyllis Calabro
Jannik Sinner gave a truly celebratory performance at the ATP Masters Championships in Monte Carlo on Thursday. But in the quarter-finals, Alexander Zverev is not waiting.
15. April 2022
While Sener defeated Andrei Rublev in three sets in the quarter-finals after a real feat, Zverev eliminated Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta after two rounds. So this could be the number 3 in the world. From Germany he goes to a duel against Sinner (ATP 12) more comfortable – also because it was his turn on Thursday in Monte Carlo before Sextner.
But the sinner is a fighter. The 20-year-old proved it once again against Rublev. Despite another group deficit and blisters on his foot, Sinner reached the quarter-finals after 2:22 hours of play. Plus, Sextner in the Principality has clearly had fans on his side so far. Zverev and Sener have met three times in their career so far. The former balance talks about 2:1 victories for the Olympic champion from Hamburg.
Sinner has managed to win the only match between the two on sand so far. This happened two years ago at the French Open in Paris. If Sinner plays like he played against Rublev, then progress is surely possible at Monte Carlo – even if Zverev is considered the favourite. The match is scheduled for 2pm on Friday, but most likely won’t start until 3pm.