Jannik Sinner defeated Australian Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 Hard Court tournament in Toronto (prize prize pool of $6.6 million). This is the Italian’s first success in an event of this magnitude, thanks to which he climbed to a career-high sixth place in the world.
Seeded 7th in Canada, Sinner, who will turn 22 on Wednesday, played in his 11th ATP final to win his eighth title and his second of the season, after being the best in Montpellier in February.
In the decisive match of the Masters 1000 tournament, he played twice before, but suffered two defeats, incl. with Hubert Hurkacz in Miami in 2021.
De Minaur, 24, who played in the final of a major competition for the first time and moved up six places in the tennis player rankings, also achieved success in life. On Monday, he will appear in 12th place.
In Toronto, he dealt with Russian Daniil Medvedev, but in the final he couldn’t oppose the well-disposed Italian. Either way, Sinnera never found a way and on Sunday they met for the fifth time.
Jannik Sinner (Italy, 7) – Alex de Minaur (Australia) 6-4, 6-1.
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