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Jannik Sinner saves himself again – Italian saves five match points vs Carreno Busta in Miami

Jannik Sinner saved five match points to top Pablo Carreno Busta in a dramatic affair at Miami.

Jannick Sinner, Miami 2022 Jannick Sinner, Miami 2022 © Panoramic

Miami Open 2022: Men’s Singles Draw | Results | Order of Play

Jannik Sinner has slipped into Houdini mode at the Miami Open. The No 9 seeded Italian rallied for a 5-7 7-5 7-5 triumph over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the round of 16, saving a match point in the second set and another four in a wild third set to lock down the victory.

Sinner has now saved match points en route to victory three times in 2022, and twice in succession in Miami. In his second-round match he saved a trio of match points to defeat Finland’s Emil Ruusuovori.

Sinner saved three match points to knock off Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the first round at Dubai last month.

Kyrgios on Sinner – he’s going to do special things

Last year’s Miami runner-up will face Nick Kyrgios in the round of 16.

Kyrgios had high praise for the Italian after his victory on Sunday over Fabio Fognini.

“I haven’t played Sinner before. I was supposed to play him last week in the fourth round, he pulled out, so I think the way he’s playing, he’s actually one of my favorite young guns, he hits huge off of both wings, extremely confident, big game style. I think Sinner is going to do some pretty special things in this sport.”

ATP seeds who won on Sunday: No 6 Casper Ruud, No 9 Jannik Sinner, No 10 Cameron Norrie, No 28 Frances Tiafoe
ATP seeds who lost on Sunday: No 17 Pablo Carreno Busta, No 30 Alexander Bublik, No 31 Fabio Fognini

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