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Tennis-Sinner sinks Coria to reach French Open last 16

PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Italian rising star Jannik Sinner barged into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 7-5 7-5 victory against Argentine Federico Coria on Friday.

The 19-year-old, winner of the NextGen ATP Finals last year, relied on his massive forehand to subdue the younger brother of 2004 Roland Garros runner-up Guillermo Coria.

Coria was in the mix courtesy of his opponent’s unforced errors but Sinner’s pace and poise helped him recover from being down a break in the third set to wrap up a straightforward win on court 13.

Sinner will play his first fourth round match at a Grand Slam against German sixth seed Alexander Zverev or his compatriot Marco Cecchinato. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)