World No.11 Jannik Sinner will lock horns with Steve Johnson in the second-round of the Australian Open 2022 on Thursday.
Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 20 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $90,000
Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson: Match Preview
Italian superstar Jannik Sinner is coming into this match after his comprehensive straight-set win over Joao Sousa in the first round of the Australian Open 2022. The 20-year-old had an excellent 2021, as he became the youngest player to win back-to-back ATP titles since Rafael Nadal in 2005 when the Italian won the Great Ocean Road Open at the beginning of the season, combining it with the Sofia Open title the youngster won to close out the 2020 season. Along with his singles title, he also won the Atlanta Open in the doubles category with his partner Reilly Opelka, defeating Steve Johnson and Jordan Thompson in the final. The Italian is currently World No.11.
Meanwhile, Steve Johnson had a tough outing in the first-round, having to battle over 5 sets for the win over local boy Jordan Thompson. For one week in August 2016, he was the top-ranked American in men’s singles. He has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 21 achieved on 25 July 2016 and a doubles ranking of World No.39 achieved on 23 May 2016. The World No.85 played at the ATP 500 Adelaide International 2 before this, where he was knocked out in the Round of 16.
Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson: Head to Head
Jannik Sinner and Steve Johnson have met each other twice before, with the Italian having won both of them and having a 2-0 head-to-head record. Their last meeting came at Washington last year, with the Italian recording a comprehensive straight-sets victory.
Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson: Match Predictions
Jannik Sinner would be the undoubted favourite going into this clash. The young Italian had a breakout campaign in 2021 and would look to continue in the same stead in 2022. He is also the higher-ranked among the two and is in good form coming into the clash. Meanwhile, Steve Johnson is certainly no pushover and would look to stretch his opponent’s limits despite being the underdog.
Match Prediction- Sinner to win in straight sets.
Jannik Sinner vs Steve Johnson: Broadcast and Live stream details
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- Australia- Nine and Stan Sport
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- Singapore- beIN Sports
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- Canada- TSN/RDS
- North America- ESPN
- USA- ESPN
- United Kingdom- Eurosport