ATP finals, Sinner winning debut: beat Tsitsipas with a double 6-4


By John

Winning debut for Jannik Sinner, number 4 in the world ranking, at the Nitto ATP Tennis Finals in Turin. The South Tyrolean defeated the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (number 5 ATP) with a double 6-4 in just under an hour and a half of play. Sinner prevailed at the end of a match played impeccably, with great groundstrokes and a decisive serve. In the first set he managed to break Tsitsipas’ serve in the fifth game, while in the second set the first game was decisive. In both cases Sinner, after the break, maintained the advantage until the end, bringing great pressure on his opponent. Nine aces were made and two double faults. Surrounding by a Pala Alpitour packed with fans and enthusiasm.

«Today tactically we prepared her perfectly. I managed to play perfectly.” This is Jannik Sinner’s immediate comment in the post-match interview on the pitch after defeating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. “Yesterday I watched many videos of Stefanos and today I managed to play at an excellent level. We hope to continue like this. I’m happy to meet strong people. I’ve had an excellent season so far, it was our goal to play here. The first match went very well. The public support is crazy. Not only is growth important but also the destination and for us the destination this year was to come here.”