Jannik Sinner’s hard-fought victory over Hubert Hurkacz at the Monte Carlo Masters has set up a quarter-final showdown. The Italian seventh seed saved a match point to beat the world number 16 in a grueling three-set encounter that lasted two hours and 24 minutes. Sinner’s victory was watched on by sprint great Usain Bolt in the stands, adding to the excitement of the match.
Sinner, a quarter-finalist at the Monaco Masters last year, showed great determination and grit to bounce back from a set down and save a match point in the second set. The 21-year-old Italian dug deep and fought back to win the second set tiebreak before dominating the third set to seal the win.
Sinner’s victory sets up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash, and the Italian will be hoping to carry his momentum forward into the next round of the tournament.
German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff caused a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters by beating fourth seed Casper Ruud in straight sets. The German dominated the first set, winning 6-1, before edging a tight second set tiebreak to seal the victory.
Struff’s win ended Ruud’s impressive nine-match winning streak on clay stretching back to last July. The German’s victory will give him great confidence as he looks to progress further in the tournament.