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Mutua Madrid Open: The Sinner holds on in Madrid and goes straight to the No. 1 ATP

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Mutua Madrid Open: The Sinner holds on in Madrid and goes straight to the No. 1 ATP

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After a military walk by the wrong Janik The first three months of the year on a hard surface, With a balance of 22 wins and only one defeat, Against Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, It remains to be seen how the Italian will respond on the ground, The surface that costs the most, the one that adapts the least to his game and where he has historically had the most physical problems.

At TMS in Monte Carlo, at the beginning of the European brick dust tour, he suffered cramps in the semifinals with Stefanos Tsitsipas that cost him the defeat. Between Monaco and the Mutua Madrid Open, he got a two-week vacation.

Despite this, in his second match at the Madrid tournament against Russian Pavel Kotov, he complained of hip problems and did not guarantee his presence on Tuesday in the eighth round against another Russian, in this case Karen Khachanov.

It should be remembered that last year he left due to illness in front of the Lord quarters and also skipped Madrid combined. The Sinner is another and goes straight to the top of men’s tennis, today with Novak Djokovic as the Conqueror. The difference between the two is 1130 points. The Serb defends 180 points in Rome from the last quarters of the Edition by 90 from his direct rival.

Despite physical doubts, the tennis player from San Candido He was able to retreat from Karen Khachanov on Tuesday to close the favorable score 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. He moves to the quarters and will have a truce until Thursday when he is waiting for the winner of the match between Casper Rode and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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