Sinner ahead with ease in Montecarlo, today there is Rune. Italy loses the other two “pieces”


By John

Jannik Sinner confirmed that he is at ease on the red clay courts of the Country Club of the Principality of Monaco. The tennis player from San Candido, number two in the world and seeded, has obtained a pass to the quarter-finals of the «Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters», the third 1000m of the season, with a total prize money of 5,950,575 euros. The Italian, in the round of 16, easily defeated the German Jan-Lennard Struff, number 25 in the international ranking, with a score of 6-4 6-2. In the quarter-finals Sinner will challenge the Danish Holger Rune, number 7 in the world and seeded, who in the round of 16 beat the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, ninth strength in the draw and number nine in the international ranking, with a score of 7-6 (9 ) 3-6 7-6 (2). Rune, in the previous matches, is ahead of the blue 2-1. The two faced each other on clay in Monte Carlo, in last year's semi-final, which the Dane won in the third set (1-6 7-5 7-5). To confirm himself on the second step of the world rankings, and avoid being overtaken by Carlos Alcaraz, Sinner must reach at least the semi-finals in this Monte Carlo tournament and therefore win tomorrow's match.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo Musetti and Lorenzo Sonego greeted the Principality. The Tuscan raised the white flag against world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serbian prevailed over the Italian with a score of 7-5 6-3. The Piedmontese then surrendered in the third set (5-7 6-3 6-1) to the Frenchman Ugo Humbert, number 15 in the international ranking and 14th seeding force. Finally, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori advance to the doubles quarter-finals. The two Italians beat the Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolas Molteni, eighth seeding favourites, in the second round, 6-1 6-3, in just over an hour of play. Tomorrow they will face Salvadoran Marcelo Arevalo and Croatian Mate Pavic for a place in the semi-finals.