Jannik Sinner, Nada’s potential rival in the round of 16 (last year he fell against the Balearic in the quarterfinals), suffered a lot to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert and go to second round of Roland Garros. The 19-year-old Italian, who is already top-20, needed five sets to beat the French doubles player who had him on the ropes with a 2-1 and five break points at 4-3 in his favor in the fourth set. In the end, Sinner prevailed (6-1, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5 and 6-4) and will face his compatriot Gianluca Mager in the second round.
The young talent benefited at the end of Herbert’s 62 unforced errors, which landed him 58 winners, 13 of them from direct service. The aggressive game of the Frenchman, who had won last year in Cologne (hard court) surprised the transalpine, a player excessively cold at times, although that tranquility allows him resolve with aplomb situations like the one that was presented to him this Monday in Paris.
Never in doubt 😉
No.18 seed @janniksin saves a match point en-route to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4 win over Frenchman Herbert. #Roland Garros pic.twitter.com/A6AARQSceF
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