Roland Garros

Sinner makes a solid debut at Roland Garros

The second seed defeated Eubanks in three sets

May 27, 2024

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Jannik Sinner, during his premiere at Roland Garros.
By Staff

Flawless. This is how Jannik Sinner’s debut in this edition of Roland Garros could be defined. The Italian, second seed in the men’s singles draw, started his career in Paris by defeating Christopher Eubanks 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 and entered the second round.

Sinner, who had not played since Madrid (he had to withdraw before the quarterfinals as a result of a hip injury), debuted in the second Grand Slam of the season without apparent physical problems, leaving aside the fear of that condition that had marked his preparation for Roland Garros.

Sinner, champion of his first Grand Slam at the beginning of the year at the Australian Open, achieved his best result in Paris in 2020, when he was able to sneak into the quarterfinals, in which he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Now, in 2024, the situation is very different: the Italian, who could snatch No. 1 in the PIF ATP Rankings from Novak Djokovic depending on the results in the coming weeks at Roland Garros, is one of the great candidates to take over. the Musketeers Cup. And his first match in the tournament confirmed it.

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Although he had to face several break points, saving 9 of the 10 he faced, Sinner controlled the three sets that lasted the match with mastery, reducing the American’s options from a simple base: make few errors not forced (24 in total) to end by raising the arms.

Sinner has won three titles this year (Australian Open, Rotterdam and Miami) and is seeking the second Grand Slam of his career in Paris at Roland Garros.


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