Jannik Sinner attempts to make the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time when he comes up against qualifier Taro Daniel on Saturday.
Jannik Sinner vs Taro Daniel Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Preview
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Jannik Sinner vs Taro Daniel Match Details
🎾 Competition: Australian Open R3
🗓 Date: Saturday January 22
⏰ Time: TBA
🏟 Stadium: TBA
Jannik Sinner vs Taro Daniel Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the pair.
Jannik Sinner vs Taro Daniel Stats
- Sinner is on a seven-match winning streak
- Sinner is yet to drop a set in 2022
- 20 of Sinner’s last 21 wins have been in straight sets
- Daniel has won eight of his nine matches in 2022
- Daniel has won five matches from AO qualifying without dropping a set
- Daniel is 0-6 lifetime vs top 10 players
- Daniel is playing R3 of a slam for the first time
- Sinner is playing R3 of the AO for the first time
Jannik Sinner vs Taro Daniel Prediction & Preview
Jannik Sinner is priming himself for a deep run at the Australian Open as he prepares to face qualifier Taro Daniel in the third round on Saturday.
Sinner is one of the sport’s brightest young prospects, with the Italian rising into the world’s top 10 on the back of a fantastic season in 2021 where he made the French Open quarter-finals, finished runner-up at the Miami Masters and became the youngest player since a 19-year-old Novak Djokovic to pick up five ATP titles.
Now 20 years of age, Sinner has started 2022 with a bang, winning all of his matches without dropping a single set, including Australian Open victories over Joao Sousa and Steve Johnson.
However, it must be said that Sinner hasn’t been tested at all yet in Melbourne – Sousa is a shadow of the player he once was, while Johnson has been carrying a leg injury and is a great match-up backhand to backhand for Sinner to exploit.
Daniel may not look a threat on paper – the Japanese player is ranked No. 120 in the world – but he is dangerous when operating at the peak of his powers, which he is certainly doing at the moment.
Daniel has won eight of his nine matches to launch the season and has come from qualifying without dropping a single set, scoring a famous 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over former World No. 1 Andy Murray in the second round.
With a win over Novak Djokovic also under his belt, Daniel has proven he has the game and mental capacity to beat the very best. However, it also must be stated that Daniel’s wins over Djokovic and Murray came at a time when neither were anywhere close to their best.
In saying that, Daniel is playing career-best tennis and if he can bring that level of aggression to this match with Sinner, he is poised to give the Italian his biggest test of the tournament. Sinner however is the far superior player and he if continues to play as he is, the Italian should prove too strong.