Jannik Sinner makes history at the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto and wins the most prestigious and important trophy (so far) of his young career. A few days before his 22nd birthday, the Italian tennis player gets himself a very sweet gift in Canada.
The victory in the final against Alex De Minaur can finally make the Italian smile and celebrate a success in this category of tournaments. Sinner is almost perfect this year in the ATP Masters 1000 on hard courts, managing to do better and better: after the semifinal in Indian Wells and the final reached in Miami, the triumph in the National Bank Open takes shape.
An almost fundamental success for the morale and ranking of the 21-year-old. In the ATP world ranking, he improves his best ranking and rises to 6th place, while in the Race for the ATP Finals in Turin, Sinner locks the qualification and consolidates in fourth place.
Sinner starts well and finds positive responses from the service. De Minaur, on the other hand, suffers in the opening round from the very profound return of the Italian and is forced to give up the break to 15. The Australian is used to comebacks and immediately makes it clear, obtaining the immediate counter-break.
In the sixth game, the 24-year-old returns to having difficulty in serving, with which he is never incisive: the Italian first makes a comeback from 0-30 but then at the advantage he is glacial on the break point with a wonderful lob.
Also on this occasion, however, Jannik did not realize the advantage and lost his serve in the following game, thanks to a double fault and three forehand errors. The player from Sydney takes advantage of it this time and reaches 4-4.
In the crucial moment, the Italian regains confidence and the first, while De Minaur does not overcome the problems and the third break suffered costs him the first set (6-4). In the second set, the Italian tennis player seems to have found the right continuity in batting turns and always tries to put pressure on his opponent.
The choice is rewarded in the fourth game when he takes the first break of the set with great determination. For the first time since the start of the match, Sinner keeps it and goes up 4-1, firmly maintaining control of the match.
Above all, the Australian loses psychologically and gives up his serve again, which allows the blue to successfully serve for the title (6-1).
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