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Sinner holds off Kokkinakis to reach quarter-finals in Adelaide

Jannik Sinner beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Thursday night. He’ll face American Sebastian Korda in the next round

Jannik Sinner, AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Italian Jannik Sinner, the No 6 seed, moved into the last eight of the Adelaide International 1 by defeating Australia’s defending champion Thanasi Kokkinakis 7-6 (2), 6-4 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Thursday night.

Sinner, ranked No 15, will face American Sebastian Korda next.

Ahead of his victory, the 21-year-old Italian won against Kyle Edmund (6-3, 6-2).

Kokkinakis, ranked No 93, beat American Maxime Cressy (7-6 (4), 7-6 (7)) in the previous round.

Adelaide ATP250, other second-round results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 642.735, most recent results first):

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