The Russian wins the first set 7-5
Jannik Sinner on the field in Miami against the Russian Daniil Medvedev for the final of the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami. The 21-year-old blue is chasing the eighth title of his career.
THE MATCH – Sinner risks giving up his serve immediately, but cancels Medvedev’s chance by keeping the first serve (1-1). The blue puts the arrow in the fifth game, taking advantage of the fifth overall break point granted by the inaccurate rival in the service (3 double faults at the start). Immediately, however, he returns the favor: counterbreak and 3-3. The balance dominates until 6-5 for Medvedev. Sinner, down 0-30, tries to reach the tie-break. Mission failed: Medvedev breaks and wins the first set 7-5 after an hour of play.
The blue accuses the blow, the empty pass continues and Medvedev can extend to 2-0 at the start of the second set. Even the Russian concedes when he is at serve and the escape attempt goes down (2-1) at least for the moment. Sinner’s serve, however, turns out to be a handicap: the Italian concedes the third consecutive break, allowing Medvedev to escape at 3-1.