World no. 4 Jannik Sinner has qualified for the ATP Finals for the first time in a career! The 22-year-old will compete in front of the home crowd in Turin, hoping to challenge Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev and seek the title.
One thing is sure - no one would like to face him in Turin! Jannik secured his 50th victory of the season in Shanghai, ousting Marcos Giron 7-6, 6-2 in the second round. The Beijing champion trailed 4-2 in the opener, making a slow start before settling into a fine rhythm.
Giron kept fighting and created four set points in the tie break. The Italian denied them, stole the breaker and emerged at the top with three breaks in the second set. Sinner lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets at the Australian Open before winning Montpellier and reaching the Rotterdam final.
Jannik played well in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo, missing a chance to win his first Masters 1000 title. Sinner experienced an early Roland Garros loss before advancing into the last four at Wimbledon, falling to Novak Djokovic.
Jannik Sinner has punched the ATP Finals ticket.
The Italian celebrated his first Masters 1000 crown in Toronto a month later, facing no rivals from the top-10 and ousting Alex de Minaur in the title clash. Jannik experienced another early loss at Majors at the US Open before conquering his third title of the season in Beijing last week.
Sinner ousted Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final and Daniil Medvedev in the title clash, prevailing 7-6, 7-6 in two hours and one minute. Medvedev served at 73% and still faced five break points. He defended them and created only one break chance, missing it and playing below his usual level in both tie breaks.
Sinner left Medvedev behind in the shortest range up to four strokes, attacking first and using his serve as a potent weapon. They served well in the encounter's opening four games, and Jannik saved a break point in the fifth.
The Italian missed his chances in the eighth game, allowing the Russian to remain on the positive side. They served well and reached the tie break, with Jannik clinching two mini-breaks for 3-0. Two winners on serve sent Sinner 5-0 in front, and he grabbed the breaker 7-2 for a boost.
The second set saw 11 comfortable holds and one challenging game on Medvedev's serve. They held at love in the opening games, and Daniil experienced three break chances at 1-1. He saved them and remained on the positive side.
Sinner secured the tenth game at love to prolong the action, gathering confidence. As in the opener, the Italian moved 3-0 up in the tie break and forged a 5-2 lead with a service winner. Jannik passed Daniil at the net with a forehand for four match points and converted the first with a forehand winner to celebrate the title.