Tennis - Sinner made to toil by Carballes Baena

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 24, 2022 Italy's Jannik Sinner in action during his first round match against Bjorn Fratangelo of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - World number 12 Jannik Sinner battled back from a set down to subdue Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-3 in a punishing battle of the baseliners on Thursday and move into the French Open third round.

The Italian 20-year-old, seeded 11th, took a long time to settle down with 19 unforced errors in the first set and the Spanish claycourt specialist quickly ran away with it.

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