Jannik Sinner (31st) did not achieve one more victory in the circuit ATP. It is that the Italian, who came in a great moment, increased his streak in front of Aleksandr Búblik (44th) in Miami and beat him 7-6 (5) and 6-4 to enter for the first time in his career in the semifinals of a Masters 1000.
Sinner he played fantastic tennis against the Kazakh. In the first set, despite being at a disadvantage in many situations (he was 5-4 and 30-15 down) the current world number 31 left shots like this to raise the score and violate a Bublik that complicated it during the great majority of the encounter.
Despite the good game of the Gatchina-born, the Italian lit his right and returned shots that were often impossible or far-fetched that he was looking for Bublik to take masterful points, like this one that they starred in and that was, without a doubt, the best that was seen during the day.
In the second sleeve Sinner was more effective in his game and in the break opportunities he had in front of Bublik. In addition to being possessed of a mind capable of turning around an adverse situation such as being down 3-0 in the second set and then only allowing his rival to win a single game.
Despite the great game and victory of the Italian, the Kazakh also contributed his own: he left a serve from below, already classic in his game, shots with a dose of quality as only he can contribute on the circuit and a variety of fantastic points.
At the end of the game, Bublik He left a phrase that will surely be well remembered over time: “He is 15 years old, this boy is not human, he is not human” and the phrase was repeated after leaving the stadium.
In the past two years, the young Sinner managed to climb almost 300 places in the ATP ranking (it was 324 for the beginning of 2019), two ATP titles (ATP 250 from Sofia in 2020 and Melbourne 1 in 2021) and reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam such as Roland Garros in 2020 After beating Bublik, he will face a chance to reach a Masters 1000 final for the first time in his career.