ATP Finals: Jannik Sinner tops Daniil Medvedev, reaches final

Jannik Sinner defeated Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the semi-final in Turin

by Jovica Ilic
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ATP Finals: Jannik Sinner tops Daniil Medvedev, reaches final
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Jannik Sinner is the first finalist at the ATP Finals in Turin. Jannik took down Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 in two and a half hours for a place in the title clash, his most notable in a career. Sinner never lost serve, keeping the pressure on the other side.

He lost the second set in the tie break before storming over Medvedev with a double break in the final set. Both players struggled behind the second serve in the opener. Sinner denied the only break chance offered to Medvedev and seized his return opportunity to build the difference.

The home favorite faced a break point in the encounter's third game, denying it with a backhand winner and holding to avoid an early setback. Daniil experienced a massive blow in the fourth game, opening a 40-0 love lead before dropping five straight points and losing serve after a loose forehand.

Jannik Sinner defeated Daniil Medvedev in three sets in Turin.

Sinner passed Medvedev at the net in the fifth game, holding after deuce and moving 4-1 ahead. The Italian held after a lob winner in game seven for 5-2 and held at 15 in game nine with a service winner for 6-3 after 45 minutes.

They served well in the second set's opening seven games before Jannik experienced an issue at 3-4. Sinner saved a break point with a fine attack and a winner at the net, bringing the game home and keeping his initial shot intact.

Daniil moved 5-4 up with a service winner in game nine and held at 30 in the 11th game, keeping the pressure on the other side. Jannik felt none of it, holding in game 12 and introducing a tie break. The Russian grabbed two mini-breaks for 4-2 and fired two powerful serves for 6-3 and three set points.

Medvedev seized the second, forcing a decider and leaving the court for a medical timeout on his hip. The Italian produced four commanding holds in the final set, keeping the pressure on the other side. Daniil could not follow that pace, hitting a double fault in the second game and falling 2-0 behind.

Sinner moved 4-1 up with two fine holds and grabbed another break in game six, opening a massive 5-1 advantage. The young gun sealed the deal on his serve in the seventh game, breaking the rival's resistance and booking a place in the title clash against Novak Djokovic or Carlos Alcaraz.

Atp Finals Jannik Sinner Daniil Medvedev
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