ATP Italian Open Day 3: Sinner Upsets Tsitsipas, Cilic Upsets Goffin, & More

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ATP Italian Open Day 3 Recap

Rising star Jannik Sinner would upset Stefanos Tsitsipas, Marin Cilic would get a win over David Goffin, and much more at the Italian Open.

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ATP Italian Open Day 3 Results

Singles Results

Marin Cilic vs. David Goffin (6)

The unseeded Marin Cilic would dominate the sixth-seeded David Goffin in their match today. In the opening set, Cilic would win the first three games consecutively, breaking Goffin’s serve once, to take a 3-0 lead.

From there, Cilic would get one more break of Goffin’s serve to take the set 6-2. In the second set, Cilic would do the exact same thing as the first set to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-2, 6-2.

Matteo Berrettini (4) vs. Federico Coria (q)

The fourth-seeded Matteo Berrettini would get a solid victory over qualifier Federico Coria today. In the opening set, Berrettini would get two breaks of Coria’s serve to take the set 7-5.

In the second set, Berrettini would get two more breaks and wouldn’t drop a single game on serve to take the set 6-1 and the match 7-5, 6-1.

Stefano Travaglia (wc) vs. Borna Coric

After getting a huge win against American Taylor Fritz in his last match, wildcard Stefano Travaglia would get a huge victory over Borna Coric today.

In the opening set, Travaglia and Coric would each break the other’s serve twice en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Travaglia would triumph, 7-2, to take the set 7-6 (7-2).

In the second set, down 2-4, Travaglia would win five out of the next six games to take the set 7-5 and the match 7-6 (7-2), 7-5.

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Salvatore Caruso (wc)

Top-seeded competitor Novak Djokovic would have no issues defeating wildcard Salvatore Caruso today. In the opening set, tied at three, Djokovic would win three straight games to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Djokovic would get two breaks of Caruso’s serve to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-3, 6-2.

Jannik Sinner (wc) vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas (3)

Although many would already consider him a very special player, wildcard Jannik Sinner would prove it today with a huge win over the third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In the opening set of their match, Sinner would get three breaks of Tsitsipas’ serve to take the set 6-1. In the second set, despite Sinner jumping out to a 5-2 lead, the two would go to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Tsitsipas would prevail, 11-9, to take the set 7-6 (11-9). In the third set, Sinner would win the first four games in a row before eventually taking the set 6-2 to win the match 6-1, 6-7 (9-11), 6-2.

Grigor Dimitrov (15) vs. Yoshihito Nishioka

The fifteenth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov would absolutely dominate Yoshihito Nishioka in their match today. In the first set, Dimitrov would win the first five games in a row before eventually taking the set 6-1.

In the second set, Dimitrov would win two games at love en route to taking the set 6-0 and the match 6-1, 6-0.

Marco Cecchinato (q) vs. Filip Krajinovic

Filip Krajinovic would have no issues dismissing qualifier Marco Cecchinato in their match today. In the opening set, Krajinovic would break Cecchinato’s serve once, in the seventh game, to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, down 0-1, Krajinovic would win six straight games, two at love, to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-4, 6-1.

Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Rafael Nadal (2)

The second-seeded Rafael Nadal would dominate US Open Semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta today. In the opening set of their match, Nadal would get two breaks of Carreno Busta’s serve en route to a 6-1 set victory.

In the second set, down 0-1, Nadal would win six straight games to take the set 6-1 and the match 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles Results

M.Purcell / L.Saville vs. R.Klaasen / O.Marach  (7)

The Australian duo of Max Purcell and Luke Saville would edge out a victory today over the seventh-seeded team of Raven Klaasen and Oliver Marach.

In the opening set, Purcell and Saville would get three breaks of their opponents’ serve, while only being broken twice, to take the set 7-5.

In the second set, down 4-5, they would win three games in a row to take the set 7-5 and the match 7-5, 7-5.

G.Mager / A.Seppi  (wc) vs. M.Granollers / H.Zeballos  (4)

The fourth-seeded doubles team of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos would get an early 4-1 lead against Gianluca Mager and Andreas Seppi. From there, they would go on to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, they would win the first four games consecutively and would take the set 6-2 to win the match 6-3, 6-2.

I.Dodig / F.Polasek  (5) vs. M.Pavic / B.Soares

Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek would lose to the always dangerous doubles team today of Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares. In the opening set, Pavic and Soares would get three breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-1.

In the second set, the two would only need one break of serve to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-1, 6-3.

J.Rojer / H.Tecau vs. W.Koolhof / N.Mektic  (8)

The eighth-seeded team of Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic would get two breaks of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau’s serve to take the opening set 6-4.

In the second set, they would only need one break to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 6-4.

L.Kubot / M.Melo  (3) vs. N.Mahut / B.Paire

Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Benoit Paire and the third-seeded team of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo would each break the other team’s serve once in the opening set on their way to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Mahut and Paire would prevail, 8-6, to take the set 7-6 (8-6). In the second set, Kubot and Melo would respond by winning five games in a row after falling behind 1-2 to take the set 6-2.

In the third set tiebreak, Mahut and Paire would triumph, 10-6, to win the match 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 10-6.

R.Bopanna / D.Shapovalov vs. C.Garin / G.Pella

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov would team up again today to take on the team of Cristian Garin and Guido Pella. In the opening set, down 0-3, Bopanna and Shapovalov would win six out of the next seven games to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Bopanna and Shapovalov would only need one break of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 6-4.

A.Krajicek / F.Skugor vs. F.Aliassime / M.Raonic

Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Milos Raonic would defeat the team of Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor in straight-sets today.

In the first set, down 4-5, Auger-Aliassime and Raonic would win three games in a row, one on their opponents’ serve, to take the set 7-5.

In the second set, the Canadians would only need one break again to take the set 6-4 and the match 7-5, 6-4.

N.Cacic / D.Lajovic vs. L.Sonego / A.Vavassori  (wc)

Italian wildcards Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori would break Nikola Cacic and Dusan Lajovics’ serve once in the opening set of their match to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, they would need two breaks, getting broken once, to take the set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 6-4.

J.Melzer / E.Roger-Vasselin vs. A.Qureshi / S.Tsitsipas

In the opening set of Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselins’ match against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Stefanos Tsitsipas, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would get one break of serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Qureshi and Tsitsipas would respond by getting two breaks to take the set 6-1 and force a third set tiebreak.

In the third set tiebreak, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would prevail, 11-9, to win the match 6-4, 1-6, 11-9.

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