No lower than 4 transalpine gamers are on the courts this Saturday throughout the third spherical of the males’s desk. Focus.
If the veteran Fabio Fognini, fell Friday to the 3e flip, shocked by the Argentinian Fabio Fognini in three units, the Italians are (once more) celebrating throughout these French Open. In 2020, at Roland-Garros, five Azzurri had slipped in the third round. Which was a primary since 1955 and a report in the Open period. Jannik Sinner had continued the journey till the quarterfinals. Same music this 12 months with 5 Azzuri in the third spherical, together with 4 in rivalry this Saturday. In the footsteps of Nicola Pietrangeli (1959 and 1960) and Adriano Panatta (1976), the final transalpine winners at Porte d’Auteuil.
Marco Cecchinato challenges prodigy Lorenzo Musetti
One factor is sure, there’ll already be an Italian in the spherical of 16. Cecchinato – Musetti is a battle between generations between Cecchinato, 28, and the prodigy Musetti, 18. The Palermo Cecchinato, then 72e world, had climbed to the semifinals of the 2018 version, pulling down Novak Djokovic. He has by no means made a Grand Slam spherical at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open wherever else! At Roland Garros, along with his brilliance, he had reached the 3e tour final 12 months. He can do higher in 2021, even when he would not begin as a favourite towards 2019 Junior Australian Open winner Lorenzo Musetti. Coming out of qualifying in Rome in 2020, Musetti gained his first two matches on the huge circuit towards Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori. Since then, the native of Carrara has entered the high 100 and for his first Grand Slam match, has already reached the mark of threee tower. Not the final, in fact.
Jannik Sinner can see far
Already introduced as a future world no 1, the former skier suffered martyrdom to get rid in 5 units of the impediment Pierre-Hugues Herbert in 1er whereas erasing a match level. He left one other set on the option to the subsequent spherical towards his compatriot Gianluca Mager. He assures us to realize momentum: “Today, I believe my degree of tennis improved between the first spherical and the second spherical. Maybe that is an enormous phrase, however in fact it boosted me and I’m right here to play the third spherical and I do not suppose again anymore. I attempt to increase my degree, to enhance myself day after day. ” It will be Saturday against the Swede Mikael Ymer. First player born in XXIe century winner of a tournament on the main circuit (Sofia 2020), finalist of the Masters 1000 in Miami, Sinner was the youngest to reach the quarterfinals in Paris since Novak Djokovic in 2006 and the first to rally them for his first participation since a certain Rafael Nadal. Semi-finalist in Barcelona and valiant loser against Nadal in Rome, he continued his progression and entered the World Top 20 at 19.
Matteo Berrettini finds his best level
The Italian number 1 could find Roger Federer in the round of 16. Before that, it will already be necessary to do the work against the Korean Soomwoo Kwon to afford a first 8e final at Porte d’Auteuil. He left Roland Garros in the second round, last fall. Nine months later, the Roman impresses. The 9e world, quiet winner of Federico Coria (6–3, 6–3, 6–2), expressed his confidence of the moment: “Last year, I was not at the best time of my career, I had had a lot of injuries. It was not an easy year for anyone. When I looked around from a tennis point of view I only saw bubbles. Sometimes I was happy to play both tournaments, but it wasn’t the best atmosphere. Now I look forward to playing the next matches, the next tournaments because at the end of the day now I feel like I’m back. ” Patron of Italian tennis at 24. Roger Federer is warned.