Sinner started the best way the defence of the trophy

Jannik Sinner started the best way his defence of Sofia Open 2020 title. The Italian seeded first, opened his new campaign winning world №112 Egor Gerasimov in straight sets – 6:3, 7:6(3).

The Belarusian had eliminated Vasek Pospisil in the first round, thus preventing a re-match of last year final.

Sinner controlled the first set with ease, while in the second, he struggled a bit more due to a slightly unsure forehand. The young talented player showed again how mental stable he is in difficult moments and won the match.

Tomorrow the 20-years-old will play Australian James Duckwowrth, victorious in two sets over Benoit Paire, for a place in the semi-finals.