Jannik Sinner vs Holger Rune
October 1, 2022 11:00 am EDT
The Line: Jannik Sinner -350 / Holger Rune +275
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Jannik Sinner will meet Holger Rune in the Semi-Finals of the 2022 Sofia Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday October 1st, 2022 at 11:00am EST.
Jannik Sinner is the top seed here at the Sofia Open and is ranked 10th in the world. The Italian has cemented himself as one of the best players in the world with some stellar performances this season. He was very unfortunate not to defeat eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open, holding match points before losing in five sets. He will be out to finish the year on a high, and is looking like the man to beat so far here at the Sofia Open. With a 45-13 record on the year and the good memories of winning his maiden ATP title here, he is the massive favorite here against the struggling Holger Rune and has been running through the draw here in Sofia.
Holger Rune is the fifth seed here at the Sofia Open and is ranked 31st on the ATP Tour. He had an amazing start to the season, winning his maiden ATP title in Munich and reaching the last eight at the French Open. However, he then went into a shocking slump, and is only now starting to show signs of getting out of it. He has had some good wins over tough opposition like Sonego and Ivashka this week, showing that he should not be underestimated. The Dane plays a similar game to his opponent Jannik Sinner, ultra-aggressive baseline tennis and it will be interesting to see what he can produce here.
This should be a very entertaining battle, with the two attack-minded players likely to put on a show with their big hitting. However, there is only person that should be backed here and that is Jannik Sinner. He has been so much more consistent than his opponent Holger Rune, and this is his surface of choice. Rune is good enough to make it interesting and can cause the Italian lots of difficulty, but Jannik Sinner is the more controlled of the two and will come away with a win here, moving on to the Final of the Sofia Open for the second time in his career.