After the quarter-finals on the lclay-courts of Bois de Boulogne at the Roland Garros 2020 and the precautionary forfeit from the ATP event in St. Petersburg for an intestinal problem, young Italian star Jannik Sinner reached the quarter-finals in ATP Cologne 2, leaving seven games on the road.
The talented Italian, who has condensed the vast majority of the difficulties with the available serve, obviously played an extremely solid game overall. Herbert, who tried to defend himself with a rather elementary tactical plan, fielded just over 50% of first in the field and won just over 25% of the points with the second ball.
Numbers that alone would be enough to explain all the hows and whys of such a clear score. Sinner, more complete and above all more lucid, after the break at the start dirty the notebook with a bad choice near the net at 40-40 and a rather gross error with the slap on the fly.
A little bad. He puts his head forward again and even if he gets caught up at 3-3, with a new 3-0 halftime (obviously seasoned with two breaks), he mortgages success. Herbert, who wins the first two fifteen in response, during the second fraction is substantially in time to move the zero from the game box in a scoring situation already widely compromised.
Sinner seals the success (number eighteen in the season) at the threshold of ninety minutes of play and earns the challenge with Gilles Simon.
Denis Shapovalov is out
The French tennis player, who from the restart had won little and mainly in the cadet boards, takes advantage of a grotesque version of Denis Shapovalov a few weeks after the Paris match.
The talented Canadian, who obviously finds himself fighting one of the most usual days-off, collects a game during the opening fraction, reacts in the heart of the match, but starts above all with a deadly 0-4 in the deciding set.
The Frenchman stops the comeback attempt in a masterly way. Needless to say, he takes a fundamental turn at 4-2 (to zero) and above all repeats the break operation in the final setting the success on 6-1 4-6 6-2. In the quarter-finals also Diego Schartzman, who defeated Oscar Otte 6-2 6-3.
At the ATP of Antwerp, convincing wins for Milos Raonic (who will face Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals), Karen Khachanov, Lloyd Harris and Marcos Giron (who eliminated David Goffin). On wednesday came victories for Alexander Zverev (winner of the ATP Cologne 1 just last Sunday), Grigor Dimitrov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Today there will be the quarterfinals of the two ATP tournament of this week.