Sinner is sumptuous, knocks out McDonald’s and flies to the second round

The South Tyrolean beats the American in three sets, recovering from 2-5 in the second set: now the match between Rublev and Garin

Jannik Sinner continues to enchant the Roland Garros. The South Tyrolean frees himself in three sets of Mackenzie McDonald and flies for the third year in a row to the round of 16, where he will face one between Rublev and Garin. The 20-year-old from San Candido wins 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 after having canceled 11 set points in favor of the American during the second set, in which he also goes down 2-5 before recovering and triumph at the tie-break (8-6).

For the third year in a row, Jannik Sinner flies to the round of 16 at Roland Garros. The South Tyrolean surpasses Mackenzie McDonald demonstrating all his solidity even in the worst moment of the match, when he is forced to cancel 11 set points to avoid extending the match to the fourth set.

Sinner starts strong and, in the sixth game of the first set, finds the decisive break, then nullifying a break point and moving on to 5-2, which quickly turns into 6-3 of the first set. In the second, the most complicated moment for the 20-year-old from San Candido: McDonald, in fact, breaks the serve, climbs to 5-2 and gets three set points. Sinner, however, cancels them and resumes the break from behind, returning to 5-5. Before the tie-break, he foils another 8 set points: there are 11 in total that McDonald fails to exploit in the second set.

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The Italian completes the work by winning the tie break 8-6, leading to 2-0. Furthermore, in the third, Sinner immediately wins the round by batting, taking advantage of the only break point of the set and moving on 3-0: it is the decisive extension, because the American is no longer able to mend the tear. It therefore ends 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 for Jannik Sinner, who for the third year in a row flies to the round of 16 of Roland Garros.

In the women’s draw, no problem for the world number one Iga Swiatek, who frees herself in an hour and a half of the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, number 95 in the ATP ranking: 6-3, 7-5 the partials of the Polish success . Mission accomplished also for Irina Begu, who overwhelms the hostess Leolia Jeanjean with a clear 6-1, 6-4 in a match without history.

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