“Recovery day helps, with Fritz I mixed up the shots” – OA Sport

Jannik Sinner qualified for the semi-finals of the Indian Well Masters1000s (California, USA) with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory over American Taylor Fritz, No. 5 in the world and also the defending champion in this tournament. This is the second time in his career that the Italian has reached the penultimate chapter of the “Mile” after Miami 2021, when he succumbed to Paul Hubert Hurkacz in the final.

A performance that saw blue dominate the first group, Except for the decrease in intensity (physical and mental) during the placebo group. In the third break, the class of 2001 wasted a large number of break points in the opening, and yet managed not to get upset and snatch serve from the opponent during the ninth game: “I knew the last match was going to be tough. I tried to play aggressively, I’m satisfied. I lost here to Fritz two years ago, but today I found a way to winstandard-bearer Bill Paese announced in the post-game.

The No. 1 from Italy, who actually reached No. 11 in the ATP rankings, explained how Game differencesespecially at the end of the game, proved decisive:A little bit of wind came in the third set, and he started to move me a little bit more, and we have a similar style of play. I tried mixing the shots and I’m so glad I succeeded“.

The sinner admitted that the new The Masters1000 format over two weeks is an advantage for improving physical recovery:”Having a day off helps. When you play late at night you have to make the treat so getting a rest the next day gives you more room. But I’m recovering quickly and I’m glad to be in the semi-finals“.

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