Jannik Sinner is opening in Miami this week. © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / HARRY KEV
A few days after his semi-final defeat in Indian Wells by Carlos Alcaraz, Yannick Sinner is already facing the next major tennis tournament.
March 20, 2023
From one Masters 1000 tournament to the next, from one American coast to the next: Jannik Sinner is having exciting days in North America. On Saturday, he was defeated by his rival Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals in Indian Wells (California), and now the next tournament in the United States is approaching, this time not in the West, but on the eastern bank of the United States. Pusterer would serve in the $8.8 million Miami Masters.
In Magic City, as Miami is also called, Sinner is pursuing a big mission: he wants to get back into the top ten in the world rankings. sextner is currently ranked 11th in the ATP computer and only 50 points behind Taylor Fritz, who is ranked 10th.
Two years ago in the final
Miami is a special tournament for Sinner – and not just because the high profile games take place at Hard Rock Stadium, which is actually an American football stadium. In Miami, Sinner also reached his only Masters level final to date, but lost it. In 2021, he had to concede defeat to his good friend Hubert Hurkacz.
Still here with a mask: Two years ago, Siner (left) played in the final against Hurkacz, but had to concede defeat. © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Matthew Stockman
This time too, Miami’s 10th-ranked Sinner can go a long way. In the first round, he enjoys a bye, and therefore will likely only step into the tournament on Friday. He meets either Laslo Djery (ATP 58) or one of the qualifiers. In the extra round there can be duels with Grigor Dimitrov (third round), Andrei Rublev (round of 16), Casper Ruud (quarterfinals) and Carlos Alcaraz (semifinals).
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