World No. 16 Jannik Sinner couldn't hide his happiness after reaching his fifth final of the season in Antwerp. Sinner, seeded at No. 1, demolished US Open quarterfinalist Lloyd Harris 6-2 6-2 to reach the Antwerp final. Sinner made an outstanding start to the match, having claimed back-to-back breaks to take an early 4-0 lead.
Harris saved a break point in the fifth game to get on the board but it didn't change the outcome of the set as Sinner served out for the opener in the eighth game. After easily winning the first set, Sinner broke Harris in the opening game of the second set.
Sinner earned his fourth break of the match in the fifth game, before serving out for the match in the eighth game. “I am very happy to be in the final,” Sinner said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website.
“He is having an incredible season, so best of luck for him to finish in the best possible way. Thanks to the crowd for coming out today, it was a great atmosphere here. I just love playing here and love playing indoors, so hopefully I can play a great match again tomorrow”.
Sinner continues his pursue for an ATP Finals spot
“It is a long way. There is still this tournament and then three to go. I have to play well in Vienna and well in Paris and there are other incredible players trying to get there.
Hopefully this year, but if not I can be happy about my season," Sinner said. Earlier this month, Sinner made it all the way in Sofia. Sinner will be playing top-ranked Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman in the Antwerp final.
“The courts are very similar to Sofia, where I have won the tournament twice,” Sinner added. “I love playing here, I think I can move well here. I am happy about my level today”.
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