Jannik Sinner beat Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Vienna ATP 500 tournament, winning title number 10 of his career and defeating his Russian rival in the second consecutive final between them, after the one at the China Open in Beijing.
At the ATP 500 in Vienna the Italian tennis player equaled his legendary countryman Adriano Panatta at the top of the ranking of the most successful Italian tennis players ever. All this at just 22 years old. The final of the tournament in the Austrian capital was a swing of emotions: Jannik took the first set in the tiebreak, the Russian ran away in the second and equalized the score.
In the third set, the Italian took a break lead twice, saved two break points in the ninth game and won the title. He finishes 7-6 (7) 4-6 6-3 for Sinner, after 3 hours and 6 minutes of match. At the end of the match Sinner thanked the Vienna crowd, his team and his family.
Jannik Sinner: "The victory against Medvedev among the best of my career"
The Italian explained at th end of the match: "It takes a lot of mental and physical toughness. I think both Daniil and I served very well in the first set.
I managed to recover the mini break, which was difficult because he was serving very, very well, and then I found a solution in the first set. In the second set I felt that he was trying to fight more for the rallies and I was quite worried.
In the last set I tried to take a step forward. I had a lot of break points that I wasn't able to exploit, but I managed to make some of them, so I'm very happy to finish the match. It was a mental battle, but I'm very happy with how I handled the situation and to have won another trophy.
Without a doubt it is in the top 3 or 5 best games of my life. Playing in a final is always very special, especially against Daniil, who I have lost to many times. The last time I beat him gave me confidence for today, even though it was completely different.
In Beijing I served and came to the net much more often, today he was waiting for me to adapt. Congratulations Daniil on a great week. You and your team are doing a great job. You make me improve a lot, so I thank you very much and wish you the best for the rest of the season.
I thank my team, speaking in English because my coach is Australian. My family doesn't understand English, but thanks to them too. Thanks also to the rest of my team at home and my friends."
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