A curious episode to say the least that happened tt the Italian young star Jannik Sinner during the match valid for the semifinals in the ATP in Cologne, Germany, against the Frenchman Gilles Simon. In the first set, during an exchange that the Italian tennis player was dominating, at the moment of closing the point with the smash, he loses control of the racket that slips from his hands and ends up against the net.
Sinner, who had made the shot in a not very incisive way, finds himself on the net without a racket having to defend himself from Simon's passerby who at that point just sends the ball to the other side of the field.
The South Tyrolean, aware of having lost the fifteen, decides to hit the ball with his head as if to symbolically defend the point. Bitter smile for Sinner who will then win the set and the game.