Jannik Sinner and Yoshihito Nishioka will lock horns against each other in the last 16 of the China Open. Both players had tricky first-round encounters, where they managed to survive in three sets. It will be an interesting matchup, given that the Japanese tennis player is certainly capable of taking the game to the higher-ranked players.
Jannik Sinner vs. Yoshihito Nishioka: Match Details
Tournament: China Open 2023
Match: Jannik Sinner vs Yoshihito Nishioka
Date: 1 October, 2023
Venue: Beijing, China
Round: Round Of 16
Surface: Hard Court
Prize Money: $53,145
Jannik Sinner vs. Yoshihito Nishioka: Match Preview
Jannik Sinner returned to action at the 2023 China Open, after a fourth-round exit at the US Open earlier this month. The Italian looked a bit rusty in his victory over Dan Evans, as he took three sets to secure a spot in the last 16. The 6th seed won 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in the opening round, as he faces Yoshihito Nishioka next. Sinner has a pretty good record on hard courts this season, and he will back himself to have a good run this week.
Yoshihito Nishioka came back from a set down to defeat J.C. Shang in the first round. The Japanese tennis player won 5-7, 7-5, 6-1, as he completely stamped his authority on the match in the final set. He has been in good form off-late, reaching the finals of the Zhuhai Championships last week. He faced a first-round exit from the US Open, where he lost to Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.
Jannik Sinner is the certain favorite to advance into the quarterfinals. The Italian took some time to regain his best form in the first round, however, he looked too dominant in the final set against Dan Evans. However, Yoshihito Nishioka has a tendency to trouble his opponents given that he is left-handed. The sixth seed will target a straight-sets victory, however, the Japanese will certainly not make the task easy for him.
Match Prediction: Jannik Sinner to win in two sets
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