Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Marseille)
Italian rising star, Jannik Sinner, meets qualifier, Norbert Gombos in the first-round of the 2020 Marseille Open.
Jannik Sinner had an incredible start to 2020. The young Italian got his first Grand Slam victory in Australia, and he also got his first top 10 victory against David Goffin in Rotterdam just last week. Sinner is an incredible talent and I used to believe he was overrated. But Sinner has been proving me wrong. Sinner is playing like he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Sinner isn't worried about ranking, he just wants to get experience throughout 2020. Sinner's aim for 2020 is to play 60 matches, and these 60 matches look to be mostly victories if he continues to play the way he does. Sinner has a lot to learn, but he has a great base which will allow him to become one of the best on tour in a few years.
Norbert Gombos came through qualifying here in Marseille and will be looking at his draw a bit saddened. Gombos is a good player, but his lack in consistency doesn't allow him to get the ranking necessary to be able to enter these tournaments without having to go through the pain of qualifying. Gombos has a strong serve and a fast forehand. Will Gombos be able to find his best tennis and cause an incredible upset on Tuesday?
This will be the first meeting between both players, and unfortunately for Gombos, this will only end one way. Jannik Sinner has no pressure on him, he is motivated to play his best tennis and learn as much as he can through the experience of playing as many matches as possible this year. Sinner will come out and dictate play from the start.
Jannik Sinner to win.