Sinner-Fognini at the ATP Rome: Jannik wins after a beautiful duel Direct 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

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At the Foro Italico Jannik and Fabio face off in the second round of the Internazionali: a generational duel (Fognini is 34, Sinner 20) and the first ever meeting between the two

9:11 pm – 6-3 Sinner

Very solid at the Sinner joke, Fognini goes out of bounds with the forehand and lets the game slip away. Jannik climbs 40-0 and ends with a winning serve and a handful of joy. Sinner wins 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

9:07 pm – 5-3 Break Sinner

Another break, this time for Sinner. Jannik snatches the joke at 15 from the Ligurian tennis player and goes to 5-3 and serve. I will go to the bar to close the match.

9:03 pm – 4-3 Break by Fognini

Fognini wins a great exchange, closed by a backhand forward on the line and goes 0-30 on Sinner’s service. Then a free backhand from Jannik and Fognini finds the break with a sensational diagonal forehand.

8:57 pm – 4-2 Sinner

Fognini continues to struggle. He fails to reconnect the plug, he goes down 15-30 in the sixth game of the third set. Then a couple of Sinner’s mistakes put him back on track. Fabio keeps the bar at 30 and stays in the game.

20:55 – 4-1 Sinner

Fognini foul, he began to miss even simple shots. Sinner keeps the bat at 0, partial of 12 consecutive points for Jannik from 0-30 in the third game of the third set.

20:53 – 3-1 Break Sinner

Moment of fogging of Fognini. Passing to empty for Fabio who disconnects the plug and loses the bar to 0. Break for Jannik who leads to 3-1 and service.

20:47 – 2-1 Sinner

Sinner keeps the service: from 0-30 he finds four consecutive points and goes on 2-1. He still leads him in the first set.

20:44 – 1-1

Fognini cancels two break points in a big way and keeps the service. The game went up in blows, Fabio and Jannik are now playing at a very high level.

20:34 – 1-0 Sinner in the third set

Immediately a break point for Fognini, canceled well by Sinner with a kick service that throws Fabio out of the field on the backhand side, and a forehand closure on the opposite side. Then two consecutive points for Jannik who climbs 1-0.

20:32 – 6-3 Fognini in the second set

Fognini keeps the service at zero: 6-3 in the second set for Fabio, who evened the scores. An even set, everything is decided in the third set.

20:25 – 5-3 Fognini

Interlocutory Game: Sinner keeps his serve at zero with Fognini who is already thinking about his turn to serve.

20:22 – 5-2 Fognini

Fognini took the chair. The Ligurian tennis player also improves, keeping the serve at 15 and moving to 5-2. He makes sure to serve for the second set.

8:11 pm – 4-2 Break Fognini

Fognini show on the Centrale. With a backhand along the spatial line, Fabio finds another break, at the end of the most beautiful game of the match, in which Sinner also performed with a splendid short ball. 4-2 Fognini.

8:07 pm – 3-2 Break Sinner

Fognini misses a backhand that leads Sinner to a break point and drops the racket, then commits a double fault and destroys the racket. Fabio’s first outburst in the match.

8:01 pm – 3-1 Break Fognini

A wrong backhand from Sinner and Fognini climbs 0-30 on Jannik’s serve. Then a fulminating straight line from Fabio leading to 0-40. Then another super straight, passing diagonally and break at 0. Fognini ahead 3-1 and serve.

7:57 pm – 2-1 Fognini

Fognini is going up. A descent to the net and a slap on the fly after a nice straight lead Fabio to 40-15, then a short ball missed by Sinner and Fognini holds the serve for the third consecutive time.

7:53 pm – 1-1

Sinner keeps the service still aided by Fognini’s free. Fabio returns to the bar to stay ahead in the second set.

19:51 – 1-0 Fognini in the second set

Bravo Fabio, in the first game of the second set. He varies with the slice, closes with the acceleration of forehand diagonally.

7:40 pm – 6-2 Sinner

Sinner closes the first set 6-2 in 35 minutes. Many mistakes by Fognini, who just finished the partial left the field and entered the locker room. For Fabio 7 winners and 15 errors, Jannik 7 winners and only 8 free.

7:36 pm – 5-2 Sinner

Let go of the Fognini arm a little. First a nice backhand down the line, then two very fast forehand. Fabio cancels a set point and keeps the serve, interrupting Sinner’s series of 5 games in a row.

19:30 – 5-1 Sinner

With a nice short backhand ball, coming out of the service, Jannik keeps the serve at 30 and goes on 5-1.

7:26 pm – 4-1 Sinner

Second break for Sinner, who takes advantage of Fognini’s mistakes and goes to 4-1. Fabio complains with his corner, throws a shot in the stands. He doesn’t look like he’s on his best day yet.

7:21 pm – 3-1 Sinner

Sinner confirms the break, partial of 12 points to 2. Fognini, who called the physiotherapist to have the bandage on his left ankle loosened, seems to be in great difficulty. Slow and foul.

7:18 pm – 2-1 Sinner

Four free errors by Fognini (three with the forehand), all very bad. Three consecutive break points for Sinner, who takes advantage of the second and goes to 2-1 and service.

7:14 pm – 1-1

Two forehand errors by Fognini at 0-30 allow Sinner to go up in his first serving, then held at 30 with a good first. 1-1

7:08 pm – 1-0 Fognini

A couple of Sinner’s mistakes in this early game, always with a backhand. Solid Fabio in the service, he keeps the first serving at zero

7:03 pm – Here are Fabio and Jannik

Fognini and Sinner have just taken the field. Central is filling up quickly. Jannik won the draw and chose to respond. Therefore, Fognini will start serving.

6:50 pm – What a match we should expect

Fourteen years of difference – and a very different way of interpreting tennis – will also determine the physiognomy of the match. Fognini probably baser it on the search for short exchanges and accelerations on the first shots, so as not to be swallowed up by the opponent’s power. Sinner’s strategy, which he is experimenting with, is less predictable new solutions, such as the descent to the net: the mutation of his game, which began with the change of coach (from Piatti to Vagnozzi) he continues but, in words, Jannik did not take a stand on Fognini’s strengths. I’ll tell you tomorrow. That is tonight.

17:29 – The first time ever

Sinner and Fognini have never faced each other in official matches. The first approach took place last year, when Sinner joined the Davis Cup team, and Fognini (with Bolelli) helped him to integrate. in tonight’s challenge on the one hand there will be the freshness of Sinner, who in Tuesday’s match against Pedro Martinez he has shown that he has put the ugly defeat in Madrid against Auger-Aliassime behind him; on the other the pride of Fognini, who is physically well and wants to prove that he is no less than the new generation.

16:06 – At 19 on Sky

The match was scheduled as the opening of the evening session, starting at 7 pm on the Central Courttwo hours before the final of the Italian Cup between Juventus and Inter, which will be played a few meters further on, which will see the Inter player Fognini as an interested spectator: it will be possible to follow him live on Channel 20 and on Sky Sport Arena, as well as on the streaming platforms of Mediaset and Sky. HERE the piece on where to see it on TV

3:58 pm – Sinner-Fognini in Rome

There are two Italians left at the Foro Italico, Jannik Sinner and Fabio Fognini, and tonight 11 May they will play against each other in the second round of the Rome Internationals. A generational duel, given that they separate 14 years, with Fognini who will turn 35 on May 24 and Sinner who goes for 21.

May 11, 2022 (change May 11, 2022 | 21:13)

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Sinner-Fognini at the ATP Rome: Jannik wins after a beautiful duel Direct 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

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