Atp Madrid, Sinner overcomes the Kotov obstacle and reaches the round of 16. Now there is Khachanov


By John

Jannik Sinner reaches the round of 16 of the “Mutua Madrid Open”, the second Masters 1000 on clay in 2024, with a total prize pool of 9,249,713 euros, underway at the Caja Magica in the Spanish capital. On the “Manolo Santana”, the 22-year-old from South Tyrol beats Pavel Kotov 6-2 7-5 after about an hour and 40 minutes of play, overcoming a break in the second set where he had gone 3-5 down. However, the South Tyrolean had to overcome a physical problem, a pain in his hip, which occurred in the second set. “It hurts,” he said out loud to his coaches. «Let's try to win it like this, let's think about today», Simone Vagnozzi replied. Sinner, first seeding favourite, now awaits Karen Khachanov who beat Flavio Cobolli in two sets (7/5, 6/4).