Rafael Nadal Wary Of Jannik Sinner Monday Meeting

by Sean Randall | June 6th, 2021, 10:07 am
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Rafael Nadal is rolling again at the French Open. The 13-time champion won all nine sets during week one in Paris, and heads into a 16th fourth round appearance riding a 33-match win streak at the event with 32 straight sets.

After a relatively good draw, Nadal now faces the Italian teen Jannik Sinner who had a set point against him last October. Sinner has been one of the emerging talents on the tour and his power game could pose a threat to the Spaniard.

“Completely different conditions,” Nadal said comparing this May to last October. “He’s young. He’s improving every week. He has big shots. It’s going to be a tough one.

“I need to be aggressive too, because if not it’s very difficult. I need to make him play from tough positions and I can’t make a lot of mistakes.”

Nadal has won all five sets against Sinner including a win last month in Rome. Sinner, though, has never defeated a Top 5 player in six tries.

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