The Italian Jannik Sinner, winner of the Australian Open in January, got rid of the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis (6-3, 6-0) for his entry into the second round of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells ( California, United States). The Polish world No.1 Iga Swiatek dominated the American Danielle Collins by the same score.

Exempted from the first round like all the top seeds, Sinner battled in the first set against an opponent with good legs. A very tight game on the Australian’s serve at 4-3 for Sinner proved decisive. After this break (5-3), Sinner did not lose a single game. “I am obviously happy, it was a difficult match, contrary to what the score indicates. After my break I felt better immediately,” commented the world No.3.

The 22-year-old Italian has won his 13 matches played in 2024, having been titled in Melbourne then at the ATP 500 in Rotterdam in February. “I’m not unbeatable, I’m just well prepared. I work very hard to put myself in this position, he assured. I have confidence. But it can quickly go in the wrong direction. I hope to continue my series as much as possible, but it may end in two days. My competitors know me better now, that makes things interesting.” He will face the Croatian Borna Coric or the German Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round on Sunday.