Italian Wildcard Sinner Wins Next Gen Final

Nov 10, 2019 311

Wildcard Jannik Sinner completed a dream run when he beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur to win the final of the Next Gen tournament for the season's best Under-21 players on Saturday. To the delight of the home crowd, the Italian won 4-2 4-1 4-2 to become the third winner of the tournament after South Korean Chung Hyeon and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In a good omen for Sinner, both Tsitsipas and Chung reached the Australian Open semi-finals two months after capturing their titles. "The week has been unbelievable," said 18-year-old Sinner. "The crowd... You can hear them now. I’m very happy... I wouldn't be here without the wildcard, so thanks to everyone. I hope to be back here next year."

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