Jannik Sinner all set for ‘good test’ against Novak Djokovic at Monte-Carlo Masters

Jannik Sinner in action

He has a game plan and knows he needs to have the “right mentality”, but Jannik Sinner admits it will be a different kettle of fish when he steps onto the court to face Novak Djokovic at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Just days after finishing runner-up at the Miami Open following a straight sets defeat against Hubert Hurkacz, the highly-rated Sinner booked his place in the second round in the Principality with a 6-3, 6-4 win over veteran Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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The victory earned him a first-ever Tour-level encounter against world No 1 Djokovic and he knows it will be a whole new ball game.

“I will definitely have a game plan,” he told ATP Tour. “I know who is on the other side. Obviously it’s a tough match I think from my side, because I don’t know him that well. [I have] seen him a lot on TV, watching matches. But when you play against [him] in a match, it’s different. I’m looking forward to that match.

“It’s a good test for my side to see where I am, especially where I can improve. I know where I can improve, but this kind of match can give me a lot. I just try to go there with the right mentality like in every match.”

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