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Also during training: Jannik Sinner is loved by the fans in Rome. © Felice Calabro' / Felice Calabro'

Tournament drawn: This is what Sinner expects in Rome

The main draw for the Masters tournament in Rome was drawn on Monday evening. Jannik Sinner now knows his timetable.

The first round matches start in Rome on Wednesday. But not for sinners. The Sesto native is ranked number 8 in the Italian capital and therefore has a bye at the start. On Friday or Saturday Sinner could face a duel with the Spaniard Jaume Munar (ATP 2) in the second round. The 75-year-old is considered a clay court specialist, but clearly lost his only match against Sinner last year in Umag. In order to see the South Tyrolean again, Munar would have to eliminate a qualifier in the first round.

In the 3rd round, Sinner could face the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (ATP 36). A possible round of 11 against the Russian Karen Khachanov (ATP 4) would then – at least on paper – be the most difficult task to date. The possible opponents in the quarter and semi-finals are Casper Ruud (ATP 1) and Novak Djokovic (ATP XNUMX). A reunion with Carlos Alcaraz could only happen in the final at the earliest.

In Rome, Sinner has to defend 180 points from last year's quarter-finals. However, given the results in the first three Masters of the year (two semi-finals, one final), the Pusterer can be more confident. Especially since he was one of the few top aces to skip the tournament in Madrid and is therefore competing in Rome with a full tank. Sinner is the Azzurri's great hope at the country's most important tennis tournament.


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