Sinner Starts Madrid Open Campaign With Victory Over Compatriot Sonego

Sinner Starts Madrid Open Campaign With Victory Over Compatriot Sonego

by Zachary Wimer

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Top seed Jannik Sinner did well in his 2024 Madrid Open opener, besting compatriot Lorenzo Sonego in two sets.

Sonego had a chance of winning this match if he brought his top level and his compatriot didn't, but that was far from happening. That certainly rang true in the first set, which was an absolute dominance from Sinner with very little regard for their shared background.

Sinner last played in Monte-Carlo, finishing with a limp after a leg injury, but none of that was present in this match as he showed himself in the best light possible. His form is persisting on clay, which is great to see, as he was also inches away from winning that Monte-Carlo Masters semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The first set was a bagel, so it was as dominant as it could be. Sinner barely lost any points on his serve and did more than enough to force Sonego into some poor choices, which resulted in three breaks.

The Italian wasn't overly aggressive, but he was super solid from the baseline. That sort of consistency with some good angles really frustrated Sonego, who tried to counter it but was overhit most of the time.

The second set opened much better for Sonego, who actually won a game at the start. Yes, you must take anything you can get when facing a player like Sinner.

The good vibes wouldn't last for long because Sinner would break Sonego the next time the older Italian served and that would be the end of the match. From there Sinner was able to calmly bring it to the end with the final score being 6-0, 6-3.

It was a great win for Sinner, who keeps on winning. Now, he will focus on his next match, trying to win his maiden ATP Masters 1000 on clay. So far, he looked like a champion.


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