World No. 14 Jannik Sinner revealed his main goal was to stay focused against Filip Krajinovic. Sinner, seeded at No. 1, saw off Serb Filip Krajinovic 6-3 7-5 to come a win away from defending his Sofia title. ”I just tried to stay positive with my mindset,” Sinner said, per the ATP website.
“I played a good first set and when he broke me I tried to stay there. The second set I was trying to stay positive as I felt the ball better than the other days and I think the level today was higher. It gives me a little bit of confidence ahead of the final”.
Sinner praises Gael Monfils ahead of the Sofia final Sinner will be battling Monfils for the Sofia title. "We [Monfils and I] always have tough matches,” Sinner added. “It is the fourth time we will play.
We had a tough one at the US Open in the fifth. He is a great player, everyone knows that. He is moving really well, which helps a lot. It is not going to be easy, but I can be happy to be in the final and I will enjoy it”.
Monfils sent a warning to Sinner
Monfils beat Marcos Giron 7-5 6-0 to set up a Sinner final. “It was a great match,” Monfils said in his on-court interview. “At the beginning, Marcos was playing very solid.
I could not find the exit door and at the end I found it. I am very happy as I was very solid. It was a very physical match with lots of long rallies. I am very happy to get through”. Monfils struggled a bit at the beginning but ended the match on an eight-game winning run.
“I felt in his rhythm he was crushing the ball, so I wanted to change the speed a little and come to the net a little bit and step in," Monfils added. "Just mix it up a little bit and I think that was key for me”.