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My path is tough by Jannik Sinner – Tennis

My path is tough by Jannik Sinner – Tennis

Jannik Sinner is wanted in Halle. © Terra Wortman Open

Yanik Sener is currently struggling with his form. On Thursday, the sextner faces a real test at the ATP 500 tournament in Halle.

Tennis Italy looks forward to Halle on Thursday. At 12:00 Jannik Senner and Lorenzo Sonego meet on the lawn championship in North Rhine-Westphalia. On paper, Sinner (ATP 9) is probably the slight favourite, after all he’s 30 places ahead of Sonego in the world rankings. But the 28-year-old from Piedmont has far more grass experience than Sinner and has won one of his three ATP titles on this surface.

In addition, Sonego was a finalist two years ago in Eastbourne (a preparatory tournament for Wimbledon) and narrowly lost there to Alex de Minaur. The Italian is a strong servant and is golden on the lawn. Accordingly, Sinner will have to improve a bit after his three-set victory over Richard Gasquet.

Lorenzo Sonego challenges Yannick Sener. © Ansa / Ettore Ferrari

Sinner and Sonego get along well off the field. But their friendship must remain for now in the round of 16 in Halle. So far, the two have met once – this year in Montpellier on firm ground, when Sinner was clearly victorious. Whatever the case: the winner will meet Alexander Bublik (ATP 48) or local champion Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 21) in the quarter-finals in Halle. By the way, Sinner lost in three sets to Struff and fellow German Oscar Otte on Wednesday in doubles – along with Hubert Hurkacz.

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