Monday, July 22, 2024

He beats Paul and flies to the final with De Minor


Here comes the third final of the “1000”, always on hard court and always in North America for Jannik Sinner, who arrived in the final season of The National Bank is open. The sixth ATP Masters 1000 of the season, with a prize pool of $6,660,975, is being held in stages. On Concrete Toronto (where it is held in alternate years with Montreal), in Canada. On Sunday, South Tyrol will go in search of the trophy that eluded them in Miami 2021 (defeated by Hurkacz) And again in Miami 2023 (Medvedev stops him). But also from “best ranked”: In case of victory, he will rise to the 6th rank of professional tennis players.

Jannik will be the fifth “1000” Blue Star finalist: In addition to the two already mentioned by Siner, there was the Monte Carlo 2019 title when Fognini claimed a historic title by defeating Lajovic, and the 2021 Madrid Cup when Berettini lost in three sets to Zverev.

In the semifinals tennis player from Sesto Pusteria (who will turn 22 on Wednesday), No. 8 in the ranking and 7 in the rating, 64 times 64, In an hour and 56 minutes of the match, American Tommy Paul, The 26-year-old from Voorhees, New Jersey, ATP No. 14 and 12th seed, has never advanced in the “1000”. And above all, it was Yannick’s deadpan reaction that made all the difference (with a percentage higher than 55%, he is the player who won more points than the opponent’s second place this season), which allowed him to reach the 11th final in his career (7 titles have already been placed on the show). For the blue on the scoresheet, it had the same number of free winners and fouls, 14, while Paaul’s tally was 19 for 13.

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