China Open to Sinner

by Alain Chivilò

 

ATP 500. China Open 2023.

Valid and solid performance by the Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner who returns to victory lifting the trophy at the Beijing tournament. Italy smiles in Tennis like Jannik and his whole team.

In the final, 2.01 hours of play, the top seed n. 6 wins a very careful but, at the same time, aggressive match against the n. seed 2

Jannik Sinner 7/6 (2), 7/6 (2) vs Daniil Medvedev

The Final was balanced and two tie breaks decided the winner. Tennis is also this but, one player always prevails.

Neither of them managed to achieve a break point. Total winners: 29 Jannik, 26 Daniil.

In the opening set neither of them managed to prevail: 0/2 and 0/1 break points respectively for Sinner and Medvedev. First serve percentages 82% Jannik, 85% Daniil. The Italian varied his game between net approaches, solid baseline, depth and incisiveness in his shots and service. The Russian tried to create his well-known spider web full of geometric trajectories. Where was the difference? In the decision and belief of Sinner who has always played heavy shots without fear of making errors. Medvedev experienced this pressure on the opposite side of the court.

Second set with Jannik Sinner more aggressive, trying to break without going to 6/6, but break points 0/3 against Daniil Medvedev’s 0. Inevitable tie-break: as in the first, Sinner’s decision and belief in strong shots without fear of making errors. Medvedev experienced again this pressure on the opposite side of the court.

The tournament brought two men in good condition to the final, with the best tennis played. Jannik Sinner, without mentioning carrots (among other things in a refuge in the San Vigilio di Marebbe area, delicious homemade carrot cake), played with a freshness and undisputed talent worthy of a roll of honour.

In doubles in 2.07 H, Dodig/Krajicek (12) 6/7, 6/3, 10/5 in another interesting final vs Koolhof/Skupski.

 

©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo

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