Rising Italian star Jannik Sinner is set to have a tough test in his Monte Carlo Masters second round clash but still he is looking forward to playing against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. On Tuesday, Sinner claimed a straight-set win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas as he beat the Spaniard 6-3 6-4 to make the Monte Carlo second round.
Djokovic, who is seeded at No. 1 in the Monte Carlo main draw, had a first round bye. Djokovic, who now has 18 Grand Slam titles in his collection, hasn't played since winning a record ninth Australian Open title. “Obviously it’s a tough match I think from my side because I don’t know him that well.
Obviously seeing him a lot in TV, watching matches. But when you play against in a match it’s different. I’m looking forward to that match,” Sinner said, per Tennis Majors. “It’s a good test for my side to see where I am, especially where I can improve.
I know where I can improve, but this kind of match can give me a lot. I just try to go there with the right mentality like in every match and we will see what’s happening”.
Sinner routinely beat Ramos-Vinolas
“I practised [for] three days on clay, which is not that much, knowing that [Ramos-Vinolas] played well in Marbella.
He played a good tournament there… Maybe he was a little bit tired," said Sinner. “It's always good for me to see what I can do on clay. Obviously, I am not in the best form on clay now for the first week.
But I think today was a solid match from my side. It was not easy. He's not giving [away] one point, so you have to stay there the whole match… I think I played a good match from my side”.