Jannik Sinner seems directed towards a career of the highest level, in the hope that he will be able to keep faith with all the expectations that the fans and professionals place in him. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old fromItaly has reached the third round of the Roland Garros 2021 albeit with some difficulty.
After canceling a match point from Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the debut match, the Italian had to fight four sets to get the better of fellow countryman Gianluca Mager in the derby against Simonne Mathieu. The pupil of Riccardo Piatti, who last year had pushed up to fourth in Paris, will now face the Swedish Mikael Ymer for a place among the best sixteen.
Everyone is obviously already looking forward to the potential rematch with Rafael Nadal, who also beat him at the Italian Open a few weeks ago. In a press conference after the victory over Mager, Sinner was asked to recall the time he spent with Maria Sharapova, who was coached by Piatti in the very last phase of his career.
He said: "I had the pleasure of knowing her well enough. We trained together a few times and I had the opportunity to exchange views with her. I must say that she is a fantastic person. Taking into account that I was only 18 years old, such experiences allow you to mature more quickly."
In his spare time, the young Italian is enjoying watching Roger Federer's matches on his return to the French Open following his absence last year. “My dream is to be able to face it sooner or later, even if of course I can't foresee the future.
He's doing great so far, he doesn't look like she's nearly 40. When you see Roger play, you are sure that you will have fun regardless of the final result." The 20-time Grand Slam champion will return to the field on Saturday opposite the German Dominik Koepfer.
Roland Garros 2021: Serena Williams in the 4th round!
Serena Williams defeated Danielle Collins for 6-4 6-4, to qualify for the fourth round of the Roland Garros 2021. For the American tennis player , who tends to play a very good game, will be the thirteen presence in the fourth round on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne.
Elena Rybakina will be waiting for Serena. The absences of Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka in the same draw side could affect her dream of winning the long-awaited 24th Slam of her amazing career: despite clay-court isn't her favourite surface, we have not remember that she has won the Parisian Slam for three times.
In the press conferencence Serena said: "My season on clay has been pretty stingy so far, I'm happy to get some wins. The atmosphere at Roland Garros in general always seems quite different, and I think this diversity helps me to play better.
I knew going into the third, I just had to zero in on those important points. If I could just take those, it would be an easier time for me." Aryna Sabalenka once again misses the fourth round in a Grand Slam tournament, and this time it was happened at the Roland Garros 2021.
Barring the way to the Belarusian tennis player in Paris was Nastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The Belarusian made 39 unforced mistakes, 17 of which in the last set. She played very badly in rallies, having played an excellent second set to recover the first lost set after an initial 3-0 lead.
After Fabio Fognini's defeat, Casper Ruud's also arrives. One between Federico Delbonis and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will play for the first time in his career in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. On the Court Philippe Chatrier everything goes as expected even with Alexander Zverev.
The German, who gets three games behind during the second set, gets rid of Laslo Djere with a 6-2 7-5 6-1. Also Kei Nishikori and Daniil Medvedev go the 4th round of the Parisian Slam. Tomorrow, it will be a dream saturday: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will come back on the court for the 3rd round of the Parisian Slam: they will be the much awaited challenges of the first week of the Bois de Boulogne fortnight.