Jannik Sinner hopes to inspire promising Italians

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Jannik Sinner hopes to inspire promising Italians

Rising Italian star Jannik Sinner was extremely happy with the way he performed against Swede Mikael Ymer in his second match at the Next Gen ATP Finals. The 18-year-old Italian absolutely dominated the 21-year-old Swede, having dropped just three games en route to clinching a 4-0 4-2 4-1 win in front of his home fans in Milan.

Sinner, who also beat USA's Frances Tiafoe on the opening day of the event, secured a place in the semifinal after earning his second win. "I felt well on court today,” Sinner said, per the Next Gen ATP Finals.

“It was a perfect start and I was serving well. I tried to push the ball immediately. I’m very happy. “I’m just trying my best. The younger guys in Italy are all improving a lot, so hopefully I’m giving them a little bit of inspiration."

Ymer paid the price for not realizing any of his two consecutive break point chances in the third game of the second set as Sinner earned the lone break of the set in the sixth game to take a comfortable two-set lead. There was no way back for the Swede after losing the second set as the Italian won the opening three games of the third set, before routinely closing out the match.