No. 4 Jannik Sinner battled until 2:37 a.m. to survive when he entered the Masters 1000 in Paris on Wednesday evening. Sinner, sitting at times on the railing at the edge of the court but mentally strong, went all out to overthrow the American Mackenzie McDonald (42nd) 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 6-1 .
The Italian is already qualified for the end-of-season Masters which will bring together the Top 8 in Turin (Italy) in mid-November. After a short night and a previous week ending with a title in Vienna after more than three hours of final against world No.3 Daniil Medvedev, Sinner will tackle Australian Alex de Minaur (13th) in the next round.
The first evening of the Masters 1000 in Paris had already stretched beyond two o'clock in the morning on Monday evening.