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Jannik Sinner looks just as at home on the clay courts of Europe as he did on the hard courts of Australia and the USA.

The young Italian was at his attacking best in his opening match of the Monte Carlo Masters and he swept Sebastian Korda off the court.

The final score was 6-1 and 6-2 in his favor and he was clearly the better player.

“I don’t think Sebastian or I are necessarily classic clay court players, but at least I was able to move around the court well. It is always a challenge to play here and I am satisfied with my performance,” said Sinner.

In terms of level of play, the Australian Open champion is currently the player on the international stage and has been persuaded to collect his first title in Monte Carlo.

He played in the semi-final of the tournament last year.

Then Stefanos Tsitsipas made short work of Tomas Etcheverry and he finished the match 6-1 and 6-0 in just over an hour.

The Greek is a two-time Monte Carlo champion and he hit 22 winning shots in his opening triumph.


Casper Ruud beat Alejandro Tabilo 6-2 and 6-4

Daniil Medvedev beat Gael Monfils 6-2 and 6-4

Hubert Hurkacz beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5 and 7-6

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Tomas Etcheverry 6-1 and 6-0

Jannik Sinner beat Sebastian Korda 6-1 and 6-2

Lorenzo Sonego beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 and 7-5

Alex de Minaur beats Tallon Griekspoor with 2-6, 6-2 and 6-3

Alexei Popyrin beat Andrey Rublev 6-4 and 6-4