At the end of the draw, a little bit everyone knew how it would go and Jannik Sinner went out prematurely in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo. The draw put him immediately against the number one in the world and one of the main favorites for the final victory Novak Djokovic, a tennis player still unbeaten in this 2021, and who also in this challenge has shown all his value.
The match between Djokovic and Sinner ended with the result of 6-4;6-2 with the Italian player who struggled especially in the first set and instead declined at a distance against the Balkan champion. In the first set Jannik responded blow after blow to Nole’s points, he suffered three breaks but made two of them and left good feelings while in the second set the road appeared one way with Nole accelerated immediately and then managed the situation closing the set with a 6-2.
Compared perhaps to some tournaments in the past Djokovic started strong since his first match, aware perhaps of the talent of the athlete from South Tyrol.
The World No.1 masters Jannik Sinner 6-4 6-2 to start well at Monte-Carlo Masters pic.twitter.com/twZ6cP8mIl
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What Sìnner said in the press conference
At the end of the match Sinner commented on the defeat analyzing what is needed to improve.
“I noticed several things during the match, he defends much better than me when he’s on the run, then I have to improve my serve, there is a lot to do and above all I have to understand the right moments where to sink during the match, never slow down during the match.
Sometimes it’s hard to accept defeat, but I’m here to grow and my goal is to always learn, that’s why I’m here. I have a good team and they know how to help me, I hope to play against Novak again soon.
I think I didn’t play a bad match, even if in some games I could do better, I think when I was 2-1 and serving in the first set or when he was ahead 4-2. In general then in the second set, at a certain point, he started to play at a really high level and it was noticeable.”