Jannik Sinner reacts to dismantling Steve Johnson in Melbourne

Sinner beat Johnson to progress into the Australian Open third round.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jannik Sinner reacts to dismantling Steve Johnson in Melbourne

Italian tennis star Jannik Sinner was in great spirits after dispatching Steve Johnson to make the Australian Open third round. Sinner, ranked at No. 10 in the world, saw off Johnson 6-2 6-4 6-3 to set up a Taro Daniel clash.

Sinner has been through to the Australian Open third round for the first time in his career. ”It is a real pleasure playing here,” Sinner said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website. “I played on this court against Shapo [Denis Shapovalov] in the first-round last year, so it is a special feeling coming back here.

Thanks for staying out. I like playing here in Australia, so having a night match is very special”.

Sinner routinely handled Johnson

En route to beating Johnson, Sinner claimed a total of five breaks throughout the match and didn't lose his serve once.

“I started the match very well, which gave me a lot of confidence,” Sinner added. “When I had to break in every set, I was quite relaxed. I tried to stay focused on my service games which I think I have done.

I am very happy to be through in three sets”. Roberto Bautista Agut joined Sinner on the winners' circle after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 6-0 6-3. "I feel very comfortable in Australia. I have achieved some of the most beautiful wins of my career here.

I am satisfied with how things are turning out," Bautista Agut said, per Punto de Break. Bautista Agut plays next against Taylor Fritz. Bautista Agut owns a dominant head-to-head record against Fritz as he has five wins and one loss againstthe America.

Bautista Agut has won his last three meetings with Fritz. "It will be very difficult with him. I have to focus a lot on my first serve. I feel very excited about facing him," Bautista Agut said of facing Fritz.

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