World No. 14 Jannik Sinner was extremely happy with the way he performed in his Indian Wells Masters opener. Sinner, seeded at No. 10, destroyed Australian John Millman 6-2 6-2 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. Sinner made a fast start to the match, having broken Millman in the third and seventh game to easily win the opener.
After comfortably winning the opener, Sinner had no problems in the second either, breaking Millman again in the third and seventh game to book a straight-set win. “Today, I played very well. I didn’t miss many shots and I felt great on court,” Sinner said in his on-court interview.
“I had one week of practise here so it was quite long to prepare, which is very good”.
Sinner's main focus stays on Indian Wells
Sinner could make his debut at the Nitto ATP Finals this year since he is tenth on the Race to Turin list.
Sinner is basically ninth on the list since seventh-positioned Rafael Nadal is out for the season. “I am not thinking about that goal at the moment, to be honest,” said Sinner of his chances to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals.
“I am just trying to be focused on every match that I play, every point that I play, and then we’ll see at the end of the year what is coming. I am just happy that I played my first-round match today in a good way”.
Sinner is aiming to win back-to-back titles as he won Sofia a week ago after beating Gael Monfils in the final. “The level was high today,” Sinner said after winning Sofia. “We had long, long rallies and it was physical as well.
I am happy to be the winner here in Sofia again. I think it is a very nice tournament. It was the best match [I have played this week] because I had to."
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