ATP Finals 2023 – Turin: Jannik Sinner qualifies for the final after beating Daniil Medvedev

The Italian triumphed over the Russian in three sets (6-3, 6-7, 6-1)

This afternoon at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italian Jannik Sinner once again delighted the local spectators. Facing world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev from Russia, the world No. 4 won in three sets 6-3 / 6-7 / 6-1 after 2 hours and 25 minutes of play. With this success, Sinner qualifies for the final of the Masters Tournament. He is the first Italian to achieve this feat.

Jannik Sinner is becoming even more of a hero on the Italian tennis scene. On home soil, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the 22-year-old from the Transalps won again at the Pala Alpitour Arena. After successive victories over Tsitsipas, Djokovic and Rune in the ‘green’ group, Sinner triumphed over Medvedev in the semi-finals this afternoon.

Far from being his best match of the tournament, the Italian nonetheless maintained a level of play that was sufficiently precise and aggressive to trouble the world No. 3. And that was despite losing the second set. Yes, in a set in which Medvedev serves 81% first serves, there’s not much you can do, and that’s exactly what happened. The Moscow native quite logically won the set in a tiebreak. But after that, Medvedev was Medvedev, as he was clearly unable to maintain that level of play. In the final set, the Russian only served 41% first serves, a huge drop. And against the young, aggressive and fiery Italian, that’s no excuse. With the unfailing support of the crowd, Sinner gave his opponent of the day a 6-1 win to conclude the set. In the end, it was Sinner’s third straight win over Medvedev in just two months. In the final in Beijing, in Vienna, and now in the semi-final in Turin.

If he was the first Italian in history to qualify for the semi-finals of these ATP Finals, Sinner is obviously the first to secure his place in the final. He will face either Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz or Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the defending champion whom he beat last Tuesday. The semi-final is eagerly awaited, and the verdict will be delivered at the end of the evening.

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