The two favorites from the green group will be in the semi-finals. Opposed to Holger Rune on Thursday evening at the Masters Finals, Jannik Sinner won in front of his audience (6-2, 5-7, 6-4). At the same time, he offered qualification to Novak Djokovic, whom he had beaten two days earlier after an epic showdown.

The first round predicted an unbalanced duel between Sinner, fourth in the world and already qualified, and eighth in the world Olger Rune. At the end of a disappointing thirty minutes, and far too many unforced errors for Rune, the Italian gained the upper hand over his opponent, winning the Dane’s face-off twice. A first set won 6-2, which left the spectators in suspense. But Holger Rune recovered, and offered a completely different show in the second set.

While Sinner seemed well above his evening opponent, in line with his two victories against Djokovic and Tsitsipas, Holger Rune returned to the game. More eye-catching in the second round, the 20-year-old needed a medical break, during which he had his right knee bandaged. But that didn’t seem to bother him since, a few minutes later, he managed to break his opponent at the best moment, and win the set thanks to a well-aimed lob (7-5) . And the level only increased in the last act of this match which became exciting. But in the end, it was the local who, in front of his audience, broke at 5-4. On a final unforced error from Rune, Jannik Sinner won the match and, at the same time, qualified world number one Djokovic in the semi-final.