Jannik Sinner Makes History at ATP Finals
Italian Jannik Sinner has made history by becoming the first Italian to reach the title match at the ATP Finals. He secured his place after defeating 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling three-set victory. Sinner, 22, will now face the winner of the semi-final between world No 1 Novak Djokovic and No 2 Carlos Alcaraz. This highly-anticipated match is set to take place on Saturday evening.
Sinner’s journey to the final has been impressive, with a 4-0 record in this year’s event. He defeated Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Rune in the round-robin stage, and now Medvedev in the semi-finals.
Medvedev, vying for his 10th final of the season, missed out on the opportunity to secure a break of serve at 1-1 in the opening set. Sinner capitalized on this, securing a decisive break of his own and maintaining his lead for the rest of the set. Medvedev fought back, winning a second-set tiebreak, only for Sinner to dominate the final set and secure victory with a powerful backhand winner. This marks Sinner’s third consecutive victory against Medvedev, after losing their first six meetings.
Sinner’s recent form has been exceptional, with six consecutive wins against players ranked in the world’s top five. His successes against Medvedev are supported by victories against Djokovic, Alcaraz, and Andrey Rublev.
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