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ATP Beijing, semi-final Sinner-Alcaraz: Jannik also plays for history

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1:34 PM – Delayed start

Due to the continuation of the previous matches, the second semi-final, the match between Sinner and Alcaraz, should start around 2:30-3:00 PM.

1:03 PM – For Sinner, the win would mean reaching number 4 on the ATP

Today Alcaraz is number two in the world with two Slam titles in his pocket, Sinner is number 7 (as of Monday he is almost number 6, but if he beats Alcaraz he will become number 4). Today’s semifinal represents their seventh match on the major circuit, the match that, in a three-all situation (the two each have two wins in the best of three sets, and one draw at Slam level) moves the needle of wins at home in Spain or Italy.

1.02 pm – Alcaraz favorite

Jannik Sinner will face Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals of the China Open, a tournament underway in Beijing. The Italian arrives in the match after not having defeated Grigor Dimitrov without problems and also overcoming a physical ailment, while the Spaniard got the upper hand over Casper Ruud. The precedents between Sinner and Alcaraz see an absolute balance, with three wins each, but in this case, according to the betting analysts of Betflag and Newgioco, it is the Iberian who starts among the underdogs, at 1.23 and 1.25 respectively. The hit from the South Tyrolean is quite far away, suggested between 3.70 and 3.85.

Source: Corriere

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