Pending more convincing tests, Jannik Sinner does what he has to do on Miami Field 3, at the Miami Open 2021. Winning without wasting too much energy. In the remake of the second round match in Marseille with Hugo Gaston, who in that case had collected five games, the blue player seals the win at 6-2 6-2 in just over sixty minutes of play.
Waiting for him in the third round there will be one between Karen Khachanov and Yannick Hanfmann. The Italian talented player, who obviously has a more varied package of solutions at his disposal, leaps to 5-1 without particular difficulties and remedies a situation of 15-30 only one step away from the finish line.
Needless to say thanks to the massive support of the first service. Gaston faces the second set with a double fault, cancels a break point, but struggles to find support when leaving the service and above all to bear the pressure from the baseline.
Sinner - with a good advantage to defend - does not disunite and at 3-2 recovers two fifteen of disadvantage. Little else. The blue player strengthens his advantage on 4-2 and with the serve available closes at the second useful opportunity.
Out Zverev and Dimitrov. All easy for Medvedev
David Goffin's stay in Florida lasted just over sixty minutes, with no significant successes practically from the title in Montpellier. James Duckworth takes advantage of it, who overcomes the cut of the first round with a very rocky 6-3 6-1 without conceding - among other things - break points.
Grigor Dimitrov also ends up in the lot of surprises on day-3, beaten with a double 7-5 by the British Cameron Norrie. Without any difficulty, the first engagement in Florida of seeded number one Daniil Medvedev. Opposite to Yan Hsun Lu (who hadn't won a match in the major circuit for four years) the Russian tennis player - who is distracted only in one case and who only suffers with the available joke in one case - packs the 6-2 6-2 final without making any special changes to the script.
Australian Alexei Popyrin shouldn't be a problem in the third round. Speaking of his idol Sinner reveals: "Definitely Rafael Nadal. When I see him I have to say I'm very nervous, it's the same with Roger Federer.
In general when I face and meet athletes of this caliber it's always something special." On the kitchen Jannik reveals: "Sometimes I cook, especially if my friends or my girlfriend visit me in Munich. I cook simple meals and I'm not a chef, last time I cooked pasta with tomato sauce and chicken with vegetables."