As the clay season takes charge over the tennis world, two of the brightest talents in the tennis world will lock horns at the Italian Open 2020 in Rome on Wednesday with 3rd seeded Greek, Tsitsipas up against the 19-year-old sensation from Italy, Jannik Sinner in the 2nd round. It promises to be a cracking encounter as Jannik Sinner has been showing signs of promise during the last few months.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner: Preview
Sinner breezed past Benoit Paire in the 1st round in two straight sets playing some amazing tennis. He won the match 6-2, 6-1. He dominated Paire on almost all fronts in the 1st round. Sinner, who suffered a heartbreaking loss to Karen Kachenov in 5 sets in the 1st round of the US Open will be looking to start off well in the clay season and prove his potential.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 3rd seeded Greek got a bye in the 1st round and returns to tennis after he got knocked out in the US Open 3rd round to Borna Coric in a five-set thriller. Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the most spoken about nextgen players on tour and will be looking to do well during the clay season this time around. Last year Tsitsipas had a good run at Rome reaching the last 4 before losing to the eventual champion, Nadal in straight sets.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner: Head to Head
Tsitsipas and Sinner have faced each other just once during their time on tour. Surprisingly their only meeting came at the same tournament and at the same round a year back. Tsitsipas and Sinner faced each other at Italian Open 2019 where the Greek won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jannik Sinner: Prediction
Tsitsipas is a certain favourite to win the match and progress into Round 3 of the Italian Open. But however, Sinner has certainly improved his game in the preceding few months and certainly has impressed many fans. Stefanos Tsitsipas will be wary of the threat the Italian carries but nevertheless should see him off in 2 hard fought sets and progress into Round 3.
Match Prediction– Stefanos Tsitsipas to defeat Jannik Sinner in 2 hardfought sets.