LIVE BLOG: SUNDAY 12TH MAY
Impressive tennis by Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner
19.38 – Extraordinary effort by the young Italian Jannik Sinner.
The seventeen Italian saves a match point vs. Steve Johnson, recovering from 2-5 in the third set, for a 7-5 victory. Great quality tennis by Jannik, in his very first match in a Masters 1000 tournament.
18.35 – Jannik Sinner on fire! The young Italian player wins the second set 6-1 against Steve Johnson. Stunning level of tennis shown by Jannik. We underline that Sinner is currently the best under18 player in the ATP ranking.
17.15 – Impressive tennis by the Italian Matteo Berrettini on the Grandstand. He dominates the first set 6-2 against Pouille, with 100% points with the first service. Excellent also with the forehand, a break ahead in the second set.
16.00 – The game is resumed! On the Centre Court, Kohlschreiber takes control of the game and closes the first set 6-2. On Court 6, the match between the two NextGen Kecmanovic and Ruud has just begun.
13.50 – Heavy rain over Foro Italico, the game is suspended! Only one match in the main draw ended: Nikoloz Basilashvili won against Marton Fucsovics, 6-1 7-6 (2) the score. In the qualifying draws, Norrie def. Jarry and Nishioka def. Dzumhur in three sets, securing a place in the main draw. In the women’s qualifying, Mladenovic beats Anisimova in two sets, Zidansek defeats Jabeur and Begu defeats Puig.