AT the Italian Open 2021, in Rome, Jannik Sinner gave himself a second round against Rafael Nadal. The Italian talented player defeated Ugo Humbert 6-2 6-4. Kei Nishikori defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3 6-4. The Japanese played a game of quantity and quality.
Fognini, fluctuating and foul, does not find valid alternatives from the baseline and leaves the service on the road even at the start of the second. Pablo Carreno Busta, Laslo Djere's executioner, will be waiting for Nishikori in the second round.
Against the usual old Benoit Paire usually the bare minimum is enough. Also noteworthy are the successes of Aslan Karatsev (who will face Daniil Medvedev) and Taylor Fritz. In the women's singles of the Italian Open 2021, Cori Gauff qualified for the second round of the tournament in Rome, after winning in threes ets against Yulia Putintseva, with the final score of 7-5 4-6 6-4.
Cori now will face Maria Sakkari in the second round. In fact, with a very complicated 7-6 (5) 3-6 6-2 against Polona Hercog, the Greek reaches the fascinating second round against the American. In the other matches, Petra Kvitova, after twenty minutes decidedly complicated, raises the level of play with the response and above all with the service and wins 1-6 6-0 6-2 after just under two hours of play.
Alison Riske eliminated against Iga Swiatek, ever closer to finding the clay courts of Bois de Boulogne. The two shake hands at the foot of the tie break: the winner of the American derby between Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys awaits the Pole in the second round.
Petra Martic needs the third set to break Shelby Rogers' resistance, Amanda Anisimova also returns to success. Below the highlights of the day 2 at the ATP Italian Open 2021.