Who would have thought?
Well, Jannik Sinner was in stellar form against another in-form opponent in Andrey Rublev when they met in the quarter-final game of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open.
From the beginning of the match up until the very end, Sinner dictated the match temp and lead in the first set by 3 – 1 before Rublev made it 3 -2. At that point, you would think he was going to match up and probably draw the game at 3 – 3 but Sinner won the set at 6 – 2.
However, the second set was tighter – leading to 6 – 6 before a tie break. Still, third-seeded Russian, Rublev couldn’t take the win losing the set by 7 – 6.
Sinner will be the second-youngest tennis player to feature in the semi-final of the Barcelona Open after 18 years old Rafael Nadal won the first of his eleven Barcelona Open titles.