Next Gen ATP Finals: Jannik Sinner stuns top seed Alex de Minaur in final

  • Posted: Nov 10, 2019

Italian wildcard Jannik Sinner has won the Next Gen ATP Finals after beating Australia’s world number 18 and top seed Alex de Minaur 4-2 4-1 4-2.

De Minaur also lost of the final last year, at a tournament that is for the best players aged 21 and under.

Sinner, 18, is the youngest player inside the world’s top 100 – at 95 – after jumping more than 450 places in the rankings this year.

“The week has been unbelievable,” said Sinner, the tournament’s third winner.

Playing in front of a home crowd in Milan, he added: “I wouldn’t be here without the wildcard, so thanks to everyone. I hope to be back here next year.”

The previous two champions, South Korean Chung Hyeon (2017) and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas (2018), both reached the Australian Open semi-finals two months after winning the title.

Sinner, who was a champion skier, but chose tennis aged 13, reached the US Open first round in August.

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