December 5, 2023

ATP Finals in Turin – Sinner takes Djokovic to his knees after 3:09 hours – Sports


The local champion also won his second match in Turin. Debutant Holger Rohn celebrates after 17 minutes.


Undefeated in Turin

Yannick Siner.

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Jannik Sinner (ATP 4) also had a successful second match at the ATP Finals in Turin. The 22-year-old Italian defeated Novak Djokovic (ATP 1) in a high-profile Green Group match in three sets 7:5, 6:7 (5:7), 7:6 (7:2).

After 3:09 hours, the local champion was able to celebrate after winning the tiebreaker against the world number 1 7:2. Sinner had previously led 4-2 in the set, but Djokovic responded immediately.

A duel at eye level

Sinner won the first round thanks to the only serve break in the deciding stage to make it 6:5 before using the first set point.

It was also a close duel in which the two opponents remained neck-and-neck until the tie-break. In the short decision, there were six short breaks – and soon after Djokovic used his second set point to make it 7:5.

Ron wins after 3 matches

Holger Röhn (ATP 8) can hope to reach the semi-finals. The 20-year-old Danish player benefited from the retirement of Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ranked sixth on the Professional Tennis Association) due to injury in his second group match on Tuesday. After only 17 minutes, the match ended 2-1 in favor of Ron.

“It was very unfortunate,” Ron said after the short break. “We all saw on his first serve that something was wrong. I wish him all the best.” On Sunday, Ron, who made his tournament debut, lost his opening match in three sets after a great battle against Djokovic.

Tsitsipas, apparently suffering from back problems, had already been forced to give up due to injury at the end of this year’s top 8 season in 2021. In 2019 in London he won the ATP Finals.

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