In a display of dominance, Italian fourth seed Jannik Sinner breezed into the third round of the Australian Open with a commanding victory over Dutch qualifier Jesper de Jong. The 22-year-old required just 103 minutes to dispatch his opponent with a resounding 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win, showcasing his prowess under the closed roof of Margaret Court Arena on a rainy day.
Looking ahead, Sinner, who will face either Daniel Elahi Galan or Sebastian Baez in the next round, shared a lighthearted moment about his fitness routine, expressing his desire for a more muscular physique akin to the actors in the TV show Baywatch.
Despite his jovial remarks, Sinner emphasized his commitment to physical preparation, mentioning his off-day gym sessions during his time in Melbourne. With a blend of humor and dedication, he acknowledged his slender frame, expressing contentment with his current physicality while playfully aspiring to the iconic 'Baywatch' physique. As he looks forward to the next round, Sinner plans to use his day off to practice and maintain his match rhythm, balancing skill development and physical conditioning.
In another part of the tournament, Australian 10th seed Alex de Minaur delivered a commanding performance, sweeping aside Italy's Matteo Arnaldi with a convincing 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 victory. Meanwhile, anticipation builds for the evening session on Rod Laver Arena, where defending champion Novak Djokovic is set to face Australia's Alexei Popyrin in what promises to be a highly anticipated matchup.