This round of 16 was scheduled in the last rotation at the Suzanne-Lenglen Court. It smells like powder. There are many reasons for this.
Let's start with the profile of the players. Andrey Rublev uses a hammer to replace his right arm. His forehand and power are the most fearsome on the tour.
Jannik Sinner is also a fan of the game, but he prefers to play it at a fast pace. He takes the ball as quickly as possible to direct the exchanges and to assassinate the opponent.
The challenge is now: the men in the lowest table must make sure they do not miss the chance to reach the quarter-finals at the Parisian Grand Slam.
Sinner (12th in the World) will be the favourite against the 7th. The Italian won their two previous meetings, except for the defeat on abandonment in 2020. The Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo saw the most recent set consisting of three sets (5-7-6-1, 6-3).