Rising Italian star Jannik Sinner was happy with the way he performed throughout the week at the Great Ocean Road Open in Melbourne. Sinner, 19, defeated fellow compatriot Stefano Travaglia in the Road Ocean Road Open final to lift his second ATP title.
Sinner, seeded at No. 4, handed a straight-set defeat to Travaglia 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the Great Ocean Road Open final. "There have been very great moments from last year, which obviously I take with me," Sinner said after winning the title, as quoted on the ATP website.
"But this is not only about winning. Sometimes losing matches, important matches can help you maybe even more, especially when you are young. "Obviously, the confidence is there. [My] second ATP title, and this one is a bit different.
[It was a] tough week for every player, playing twice in one day [on Friday]. Yesterday, I had a tough match against Karen [Khachanov], so today I'm very happy about my performance”.
Travaglia lost to Sinner but happy with his week
Travaglia broke Sinner in the third game of the match but his lead was short-lived as the 19-year-old broke back in the sixth game.
Sinner then dominated the first-set tie-break to win a tight opener. In the second set, Travaglia twice lost his serve but twice broke back Sinner. Unforunately for Travaglia, he lost his serve once again in the ninth game and Sinner served out for the match in the following game.
“It was a really good week, so I'm really happy [with the] results,” said Travaglia. “Unfortunately, today I didn't play so well – maybe [because I was] tired, maybe tension for the first final.
But I can take the positive things from this final, and tomorrow is another day” “I think we've made good preparations… and obviously tomorrow [we] start a new tournament, a new week [and] new feelings,” said Sinner. “It's a tough match for sure against Denis… It's going to be an interesting match”.