On Thursday, Jannik Sinner eliminated Dennis Novak, the last Austrian still in the contest of the Erste Bank Open, in convincing fashion. Sinner easily cruised past the local hero in two sets, winning 6-4, 6-2.
Novak was able to keep up with the tournament’s number 7 only in the beginning. After Sinner broke Novak’s serve for a 4-3 lead, the match was essentially over. Sinner served out the set and then got two quick breaks to spring out to a 4-0 lead. After 76 minutes it was all over.
Auger-Aliassime saves 3 match points
What a start it was into Thursday at the Erste Bank Open in the first match of the day. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN), the number 6 seed of the tournament, overcame Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie (GBR) in three exciting sets 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 on the #glaubandich court at the Tennis 2 go location.
The momentum changed in the tie-break of the second set. Norrie was leading 6-3, but the Canadian was able to save all 3 match points. In fact, he won five points in a row to seal the tie break and even the score at one set all. In the third set, Auger-Aliassime quickly broke his opponent’s serve. When it came to serving out the match, the Canadian was faced with two break points, but was able to serve them both and them convert his first match point and move on to the quarter finals.
Schwartzman outlasts Monfils
The first match on the centercourt also became a marathon match. Eventually, Diego Schwartzman (ARG) came out on top against Frenchman Gael Monfils after more than 2.5 hours, winning the match 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.