Sinner surrenders in the semi-final against Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo. The blue penalized by refereeing errors and an injury


By John

Jannik Sinner stops in the semifinals at the ATP Master 1000 in Monte Carlothe first major tournament of the season on clay. The South Tyrolean suffers against the Greek Tsitsipas and in the end loses in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 6-4). Having lost the first set 6-4, the Italian regained his momentum and won the second set with a score of 3-6, immediately putting the Greek on the ropes.

Everything happens in the third set: opening break scored by Sinner. Then at 3-1 for the blue the referee, the French Aurélie Torte, incredibly judged a service by Tsisipas to be valid with Sinner who was ahead after the 4-40. The world number two was therefore denied a double break. Then at 3-4 medical time-out (muscle problem in the right leg) called by Sinner himself and break made by Tsitsipas who grabbed the tie at 4-4. From here on the Greek had an easy path, bringing home the serve and breaking Sinner for the decisive 6-4

Now in the final Tsitsipas awaits the winner of the other semi-final which sees Djokovic against Ruud.