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Cologne 2: Faced with Simon, Sinner knew how to wake up

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 23, 2020
There will be no Franco-French semi-final in Cologne. Before the duel between Alexander Zverev and Adrian Mannarino, Gilles Simon stalled against Jannik Sinner, who will face the German or the Habs for a place in the final. After having made the entry break, the French gave up the next four games and gave an important ascendancy to the Italian who, after having dismissed four break points in the seventh game, sealed the fate of the first set on his bet at stake. It was then that the 46th world was completely out of the game. Unable to put Gilles Simon in difficulty on his serve, the Italian gave up his three face-offs and the set with an improbable 6-0. The Frenchman did not stop there and, thanks to the entry break, completed a series of eight games won consecutively. But Jannik Sinner woke up and, after erasing his break in advance, took the service of the French on a shutout in the seventh game. Finally, after saving three break points, the Italian concluded the meeting on his first match point (6-3, 0-6, 6-4 in 2h34 ‘).

COLOGNE 2 (GERMANY, ATP 250, hard indoor, 325,610 €)
First edition

Quarter-finals
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) – Mannarino (FRA, n ° 8)
Sinner (ITA, WC) bat Simon (FRA) : 6-3, 0-6, 6-4
Nishioka (JAP) – Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 5)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) – Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 2)

2nd round
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) beats Millman (AUS): 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Mannarino (FRA, n ° 8) beats Kecmanovic (SER): 6-3, 6-3
Simon (FRA) beats Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 3): 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Sinner (ITA, WC) bat Herbert (FRA, Q) : 6-3, 6-1

Nishioka (JAP) beats Struff (ALL, # 7): 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 5) beats Gerasimov (BUL, Q): 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) beats Johnson (USA): 7-6 (3), 6-3
Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 2) beats Otte (ALL, LL): 6-3, 6-2

1st round
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) – Bye
Millman (AUS) beats Verdasco (ESP): 6-4, 6-2
Kecmanovic (SER) beats Nagal (IND, LL): 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1
Mannarino (FRA, n ° 8) bat Popyrin (AUS, LL): 6-2, 6-2

Shapovalov (CAN, n ° 3) – Bye
Simon (FRA) beats Thompson (AUS): 6-3, 7-5
Herbert (FRA, Q) beats Sandgren (USA): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Sinner (ITA, WC) beats Duckworth (AUS, LL): 6-1, 6-2

Struff (ALL, n ° 7) beats Cecchinato (ITA): 6-3, 6-1
Nishioka (JAP) beats Edmund (GBR): 6-4, 6-0
Gerasimov (BUL, Q) beats Altmaier (ALL, WC): 6-1, 6-0
Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 5) – Bye

Johnson (USA) beats Cilic (CRO, n ° 9): 7-6 (3), 6-4
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) beats Dzumhur (BIH, Q): 6-2, 6-3
Otte (ALL, LL) beats Novak (AUT, Q): 6-3, 6-2
Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 2) – Bye