Sinner Continues Halle Open Charge With Victory Over Young Gun Marozsan

Sinner Continues Halle Open Charge With Victory Over Young Gun Marozsan

by Zachary Wimer

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Jannik Sinner continued his grass season by winning yet another match at the 2024 Halle Open, this time beating Fabian Marozsan in two sets.

This year's Halle Open is the Italian's first event as a reigning world number one on the ATP Tour. His first match in the German city was a real challenge, but he handled it well, winning in three sets over Tallon Griekspoor.

It wasn't a perfect match, which is normal as the first matches on grass are usually tricky for players, who are switching surfaces. He played a lot better in his second match, but he still needed three sets, which demonstrates that Marozsan is not an easy player to beat because he has a tricky style and is generally not afraid to take on the big names.

He famously bested Carlos Alcaraz last year in Rome as a huge outsider, so he certainly didn't fear the world no. 1 player in this match. The opening set demonstrated that, as he played really bravely.

The Italian took an early break to lead 2-1, but lost it immediately as the Hungarian youngster kept his cool. After that, saw a couple of competitive games followed, but no break was seen until Sinner finally broke once more to finish off the first set, winning it 6-4.

Sinner did most of his damage on the Hungarian's second serve, which was expected. He had some problems on his second serve as well, but overall, he handled the pressure from his opponent a lot better.

The second set was a very close one as Sinner failed to create too much pressure on the Hungarian. His best chance to close it out before the tie-break came at 5-5 when the Italian had a 40-15 lead on his opponent's serve.

He wasted both of these break points, so the set ended up in the tie-break, which the top-seeded Italian lost 4-7, forcing him to play another 3-setter. It wasn't ideal for Sinner, but clearly, he's going through some growing pains on his return to grass.

Still, he broke early in the third set to establish control of the match to win it 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3, and reach the quarter-finals of the 2024 Halle Open.


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