Tennis: 22 wins in 23 video games: Sinner additionally wins the Masters in Miami | EUROtoday

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Jannik Sinner flexed his muscle mass once more within the Miami Dolphins' NFL stadium and received the Masters there for the primary time in his profession. In the ultimate, the 22-year-old defeated Italy the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6:3, 6:1 in simply 1:13 hours. For Sinner it was the twenty second victory within the twenty third sport of the 12 months – after the triumphs on the Australian Open and in Rotterdam, he has solely misplaced the Indian Wells closing in opposition to Carlos Alcaraz. Sinner now overtakes the Spaniard on this planet rankings and is the primary tennis skilled from Italy to take second place.

“It was my third time here in the final and I thought that I would be the lucky one this time,” mentioned Sinner. “I am very pleased that I can hold the big trophy.” Dimitrow was the clear crowd favourite after his robust two weeks in Florida, and followers celebrated him since his victories as an underdog in opposition to Alcaraz within the quarter-finals and in opposition to Olympic champion Alexander Zverev within the semi-finals. “I felt like a rock star here,” mentioned the 32-year-old. “Unfortunately, the ten years have made a distinction in the present day. It's clearly Jannik's week, he's enjoying unimaginable tennis.”

“I’m very proud of how I handled it,” mentioned Sinner. “That was superb. I simply keep within the right here and now.” For Sinner it’s the second profession victory at a Masters after the success in Toronto final 12 months.

Sinner overtakes Alcaraz on this planet rankings

With the victory, Sinner climbs to second place on this planet rankings. In entrance of him is just the Serb Novak Djokovic, who’s ready to participate within the event after the early exit in Indian Wells at the start of the month Miami had renounced. The Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz slides to 3rd place, Zverev is in fifth place. Thanks to his successes in Miami, Dimitrow climbs to ninth place on this planet tennis rankings and is again within the prime ten for the primary time since 2018.

“That means a lot to me,” mentioned Sinner about second place. “It's a great feeling and I never thought I'd get to this point. I come from a normal family and my father and mother both still work,” reported the South Tyrolean. For the victory in Miami he’ll obtain 1.1 million US {dollars} in prize cash (round 1.02 million euros).

In the primary winner's interview on the courtroom, Sinner talked concerning the upcoming clay courtroom season. “That’s where I usually have my problems,” he mentioned. “Let’s see what I can do that 12 months. You don't have a lot time. There's not even per week to get used to the clay courtroom.”

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