Beaten by fritz at the indian wells usa tournament
American Taylor Fritz beat Jannik Sinner in two sets (6-4, 6-3) in the round of 16 of the Indian Wells American Masters. Sinner fought but saw the adventure at the Bnp Paribas Open, taking place on the California hard courts, end prematurely. The tournament, which traditionally takes place at the beginning of March, after the cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year has found a new autumn location given the cancellation of the Asian swing. The 20 year old from Sesto Pusteria, n. 14 of the ranking and 10 of the seeding, he surrendered in an hour and 41 minutes of the match against American Taylor Fritz, n. 39 in the ranking and 31 in the seeding, who on Tuesday also surprisingly eliminated Matteo Berrettini.
«I could have won, but I didn’t have good feelings on the pitch. I didn’t feel good on the ball, it was as if I couldn’t move well “, is Sinner’s analysis in the post-match press conference:” I tried to fight until the end. He certainly played better than me, but I have had many break points, I have had my chances, I think about the first game of the second set. Then I served, I had the balls to go 1-1 but I didn’t make it ». «This year – recalls the South Tyrolean – I have already lost some matches in a similar way, I could have won this one: if I had kept the corner better at 4-2 in the first set I would have gone 5-2 and serve. In the second set, if I had broken the first game, it would have been another match. But if you don’t go anywhere, that’s how it went. ” –