Wimbledon: Jannik Sinner follows Novak Djokovic into R3

Jannik Sinner defeated Diego Schwartzman in the second round

by Jovica Ilic
Wimbledon: Jannik Sinner follows Novak Djokovic into R3

The 8th seed Jannik Sinner is the second player who has reached the men's singles third round at Wimbledon after the third day, joining Novak Djokovic in the last 32. Jannik met Diego Schwartzman on Court 1 in the second round and beat the Argentine 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 in two hours and two minutes.

Diego fought well in the opener and earned a break chance at 5-5. He missed it and faded from the court in the rest of the clash, experiencing a late break and taking only three games in sets two and three. The Italian fired 15 aces and saved four out of five break points.

Sinner turned 47% of the return points into six breaks from ten opportunities, more than enough to send him over the top. Jannik controlled the pace with 38 winners and 35 unforced errors and was pleased with his performance.

They wasted a break point in the opener's games three and four, and Sinner denied another at 3-3 with a booming serve.

Jannik Sinner defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets in the second round.

The Argentine pushed strong at 5-5 and earned his third break opportunity, which could have sent him closer to the set.

Schwartzman missed a backhand and marked the beginning of his end! Diego netted a forehand in the 12th point and faced three set points. Jannik seized the first to steal the set and gain a massive boost. The Italian served well in the second set and kept the pressure on the other side.

Sinner broke in the fourth game with a smash winner at the net and held after deuce in the next one to forge a 4-1 advantage. With momentum on his side, Jannik landed a backhand down the line return winner in the sixth game to open a 5-1 gap and serve for the set.

The young gun held at 15 with a service winner to move 7-5, 6-1 in front after an hour and 24 minutes. They traded breaks early in the third set, and Schwartzman squandered three game points at 2-2. He sprayed a forehand error to experience a break and move closer to the exit door.

Sinner held at love in game six to cement the advantage and clinched his third straight break of serve with a smash winner in the next one for 5-2. The Italian served for the victory in game eight and sealed the deal with an ace that propelled him into the third round.

Jannik Sinner Novak Djokovic Diego Schwartzman