Vienna Open 2022: Jannik Sinner vs Cristian Garin – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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The world No. 12 Jannik Sinner kicks off his Vienna Open campaign against the world No. 86 Cristian Garin in the round of 32.

Jannik Sinner (Twitter)

Jannik Sinner

The 21-year-old has had a successful season thus far. He won the Croatia Open title and gave a good account of himself at three of the four majors this year. In the Australian Open, the Wimbledon, and the French Open, Sinner made it to the quarter-finals.

The Italian sensation was quite impressive during his run to the semi-finals at the Sofia Open. He faced another talented youngster, Holger Rune, in the semis. After a couple of tight sets, Sinner was forced to retire with an ankle injury during the fag end of the third stage with the score at 5-2 in favor of the Swiss youngster. The Vienna Open will be Sinner’s first tournament since the semi-final encounter against Rune.

Cristian Garin

The 26-year-old has blown hot and cold this season. He has shown promising signs in a few tournaments and that should give him confidence going forward. The Chilean No. 2 made it to the semi-finals in Houston. At Wimbledon, Garin reached the quarter-finals and this was his first-ever appearance at that stage of a major. He eventually lost to Nick Kyrgios.

Cristian Garin (Twitter)

At the recently concluded Stockholm Open, Garin won his first-round match against Jason Kubler comprehensively in straight sets. However, his run ended in the following round after a loss against Holger Rune. Garin will go into the match against Sinner as the underdog but he has already pulled off a few upsets this season and that should hold him in good stead.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 0-0 as the two players have not faced each other as yet.

Prediction: Jannik Sinner to win in straight sets.

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