Unstoppable Sinner storms into second week: Defeats Kecmanovic in straight sets

Friday, 05 July 2024 at 22:21
Jannik Sinner (No. 1) advances to the second week of Wimbledon after a convincing victory over Miomir Kecmanovic (No. 52) by 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. The Italian was unbeatable on serve and did not give his rival any break opportunities throughout the match.
The Italian star once again showed that he feels comfortable on the grass at the All England Club. He has now won 12 of his last 14 appearances at SW19 (both losses against Novak Djokovic in 2022 and 2023) and is in the second week of Wimbledon for the third consecutive time.

Sinner beats Kecmanovic to reach fourth round

In the first set, Sinner was a steamroller against his opponent. Playing indoors favored a more than favorable start for Sinner, who won 20 of the first 24 points played, taking two consecutive breaks before Kecmanovic could defend his serve for the first time.
The Serbian was completely overwhelmed by his opponent, winning 64% of the points on his first serve and only 20% on his second, while Sinner had 80% and 100% effectiveness on his first and second serve. The world No. 1 took only 22 minutes to secure the 6-1 advantage.
In the second set, Kecmanovic improved the effectiveness of his first and second serve, which helped him keep pace with Sinner for much of the set. However, when the score was 4-4, Sinner took advantage of a single break opportunity to take the lead and then closed the set with his serve at 6-4.
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Sinner with the 2024 Australian Open trophy.
With everything on track and just an hour of play, Sinner did not lower his level as in his previous matches against Berrettini and Hanfmann, and although he reduced his aggression, he remained superior to Kecmanovic. The Italian got an early break that seemed insurmountable after taking a 2-0 lead.
Sinner's efficiency was evident when he took advantage of his next break opportunity and went ahead 5-1. With the match practically decided, Kecmanovic had his only break point of the match, which after a rally Sinner saved with a powerful cross-court forehand. Finally, the victory went to the Italian by 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 38 minutes.
His next opponent will be the winner of the suspended match between 14th seed Ben Shelton and Denis Shapovalov (No. 121). The rain forced the suspension of the clash, with the American leading 3-2 in the first set against the Canadian, with no breaks on either side. The match will resume tomorrow in search of Sinner's opponent in the fourth round.

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