Jannik Sinner after the victory: "It wasn't easy"

A very tough match, the one played against his rival and friend Hubert Hurkacz, which didn't start in the best way

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Jannik Sinner after the victory: "It wasn't easy"

Jannik Sinner flies to the quarterfinals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2023. A very tough match, the one played against his rival and friend Hubert Hurkacz, which didn't start in the best way. Surprisingly, the Pole had taken the lead by a set, serving excellently.

In the second set, the former Miami champion came very close to success, but the Italian managed to cancel a match point and managed to overturn it, winning a very difficult tie break. The third, decisive set, on the wings of enthusiasm, the Italian tennis player inflicts a dry 6-1, snatching qualification for the next round, bringing the balance of the previous ones with Hurkacz to 2 all.

At the end of the match, Sinner talks about the initial difficulties encountered, and about the possible opponent he will meet in the quarterfinals.

Jannik Sinner's words at the end of the match

Sinner explained: "Playing against Hurkacz was very difficult right from the start.

In the first set and a half he played better than me. Then I managed to break for the first time. We went back to playing evenly, and that nullified match point was the key to turning the tide of the game. I played it the way I wanted.

I was in a difficult situation at the time. I put all the energy I had into bringing that point home and I succeeded. Then fortunately the set arrived. It was practically the first match on clay. I didn't play my best tennis, but it wasn't easy.

There was no rhythm and he served the first set incredibly well. Then later, slowly I was able to respond better. The mini break in the tie break earned me the set. I'm happy, let's see how the next match goes of the Italian movement influenced me.

When you play with a countryman you feel more pressure. If Novak Djokovic wins against Lorenzo Musetti, I will have to try to make changes to my tennis." Lorenzo Musetti defeated Novak Djokovic, reaching Sinner in the quarterfinals.

Jannik Sinner Hubert Hurkacz
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