Jannik Sinner sets up a clash with Carlos Alcaraz


Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Italian youngster Jannik Sinner couldn’t tame heavy duty American John Isner but the 10th seed had enough other weapons in his arsenal to win 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3 and qualify for the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday. Follow live updates from Wimbledon 2022 with InsideSport.IN

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Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Jannik Sinner tames John Isner to set up clash with compatriot Carlos Alcaraz

Sinner lost in the first round on his main draw debut at Wimbledon last year, but the highly rated 20-year-old has reached at least the fourth round of his next four Grand Slams since then.

Friday’s win made 10th-seeded Sinner the youngest Italian in the open era to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon while setting up a tantalizing clash of young guns against 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who was equally impressive in his 6-3 6-1 6-2 win over Oscar Otte.

Sinner said he was “good friends” with Alcaraz outside the field.

“It’s obviously hard to say” the Italian replied when asked if their rivalry would become important in men’s tennis. “I mean, I hope I can be part of it, for sure.

Jannik Sinner

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Jannik Sinner tames John Isner to set up clash with compatriot Carlos Alcaraz

“But everyone goes their own way. I still have a lot to work on. So let’s see what the future holds for me and Carlos. We are both young. We are both great tennis players and good people. Yes, I hope that can be the case.

“But, I don’t think about that so much. I think about my way where I have to go. Obviously, there is a lot of work to be done. »

Isner fired 24 aces against Sinner to beat Ivo Karlovic’s 13,728 and claim the record, but the American failed to respond to all-court play and the 20-year-old Italian’s powerful groundstrokes.

Undeterred by the booming serves of Isner, who twice ousted former champion Andy Murray in the second round, Sinner kept a lid on his unforced errors and dominated the rallies in a game of narrow margins.

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Jannik Sinner and John Isner
Jannik Sinner (L) interacts with John Isner

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Jannik Sinner tames John Isner to set up clash with compatriot Carlos Alcaraz

Sinner, whose best major tournament results are quarter-final appearances at the 2020 French Open and this year’s Australian Open, converted two of his four break points on the much-loved serve of Isner.

He didn’t allow 20th-seeded Isner a single chance on his own serve while breaking the American once in the first and third sets.

“Playing against John is never easy. Obviously very happy to be in the next round,” said the sinner.

“It was a game (in which) I didn’t expect a lot of rallies. He served well. I’m glad I’m done. I hope he is fine physically because in the third set he was struggling.

Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Jannik Sinner tames John Isner to set up clash with compatriot Carlos Alcaraz

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