Fabio Fognini and Jannik Sinner fly to the second round of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati. The Ligurian defeated 6-2, 6-3 the Spaniard, Albert Ramos-Vinolas and now he will find the Russian Andrei Rublev, n. 6 of the board. Sinner also wins, on his debut against the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, n.75 ATP, coming from the qualifiers and beaten at the tie-break: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. The 20-year-old from Sesto Pusteria will now face one between the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic and the Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta.
Lorenzo Musetti stops in the first round. The 20-year-old from Carrara, # 33 ATP, promoted from qualifying, was beaten on his debut in the main draw by 7-6 (2) 6-3, in an hour and 53 minutes of play, by the Croatian Borna Coric who tomorrow , in the second round, he will face the Spaniard Rafael Nadal on his return to the tour after the abdominal problem that had forced him to give up the Wimbledon semifinal.
The progress, many, compared to the knockout against Carreno-Busta in Montreal have been seen, but an overall good performance was not enough for Matteo Berrettini, who immediately left the scene also in the “Western & Southern Open”, seventh ATP Masters 1000 on the calendar, which is being played on the hard courts of Mason, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. During the Italian night, the 26-year-old from Rome, number 15 in the ranking and 12 in the seeding, gave up after a battle of almost three hours, to the American Frances Tiafoe, # 25 ATP. A lively and spectacular game, played well by both, but with the American a bit more determined and courageous to the limits of unconsciousness, pushed by the cheering of the home crowd.