Jannik Sinner extends incredible statistic after Vienna Open win
Italian superstar Jannik Sinner has continued his impressive run on indoor hard courts, after beating Reilly Opelka at the Vienna Open.
Sinner overcame Opelka 6-4, 6-2 in convincing fashion in a match that lasted just 64 minutes at the same time winning his 18th consecutive set on indoor hard surfaces.
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The win means Sinner will take on Dennis Novak in the round of 16. His victory keeps his chances of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals very much alive, especially after Hubert Hurkacz’ loss to Andy Murray in the round of 32.
Casper Ruud and Cameron Norrie are the other two players competing with Sinner for the final qualifying spot with both still playing in the Vienna Open. In the round of 32 Norrie will play Félix Auger-Aliassime whilst Ruud will face Lorenzo Sonego.
Being raised on the border of Austria in the mountainous northern region of Italy, Sinner has previously said that his game is better suited to indoor courts.
“In Sexten (hometown) in winter there are 5 meters of snow, so as a child I could only play indoors. So yes, this is my favourite surface,” said Sinner.
“There is no wind, no sun: there is only the ball and the court.”
Indoor surfaces have been prosperous for Sinner with the Italian already having won two indoor titles, both at the Sofia Open in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
Fellow tennis player Nick Kyrgios had also sung the praises of the 20 year old Italian following his impressive win:
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