After the defeat of Berrettini, the 34-year-old from Liguria is also out: a great match against the number 3 in the world is not enough. 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 the final result
A bitter day for the blue tennis on the Indian Wells courts, which will see the presence of only one Italian in the second round. A great Fabio Fognini is not enough he gave up to Stefanos Tsitsipas, second favorite of the board, after two hours of battle, with the score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The match saw the 34-year-old from Liguria play spectacular tennis especially in the first set, dominated by Fognini, who then had to deal with the comeback of the Greek talent, which brought home the remaining two partial. The regret for Fognini is that he did not use two break points in the third set, which could have turned the game in his favor. There is no lack of controversy: as has often happened in recent times, Tsitsipas was accused by his opponent of “coaching” by his father, prohibited by ATP regulations.
After the unexpected exit of Berrettini against the American Taylor Fritz, with the score of 6-4 6-3, in an hour and 24 minutes of play, in the second round of the Californian Masters 1000 to represent Italy only Jannik Sinner remains who will challenge the home tennis player Fritz. The match will be played in the Italian evening. Sinner in the third round had taken advantage of the retirement of another American John Isner.
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