Jannik Sinner Edges Closer to a Spot in World Tour Finals After Reaching Quarters at ATP Vienna Open 2021

Published 10/28/2021, 2:05 PM EDT
Aug 8, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jannik Sinner of Italy celebrates during the singles finals match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States (not pictured) at Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


The race to the ATP World Tour Finals in Turin this year has youngsters fighting against each other to grab the last two spots and Italian tennis sensation Jannik Sinner has been leading the race to grab one of the last two spots for the year-end event.

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The 20-year old Sinner, who is on a roll this year, has already got four titles to his name(Adelaide, Washington, Sofia, and Antwerp) so far and is looking dangerous at the on-going Vienna Open.

After defeating Reilly Opelka in straight sets in the opening round, Sinner eased past local boy Dennis Novak in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals.

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Jannik Sinner eyes for a spot at the World Tour Finals in Turin

The Italian showed absolute dominance on indoor hard-courts as he claimed ten consecutive victories right from Sofia Open in Russia to the current event in Vienna. Also, Sinner never lost a set in any of these ten wins and this proves how exceptional he is on hard-courts this year(indoor).

Sinner is currently at the tenth place in the ATP race to Turin leaderboard as players like Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz are ahead of the Italian by a narrow margin. At Vienna tomorrow, Sinner will either meet Casper Ruud or Lorenzo Sonego in the last eight.

If the youngster claims a victory in the quarters, he will move inside the top-8 of Turin leaderboard. Right from the start of this year, Sinner has been producing consistent performances at several tournaments.

Sinner produced sensational victories against top-seeds this year on ATP tour

Even though the Italian is yet to make his mark on the majors, it’s evident that the 20-year old will achieve that pretty quickly. Amongst the huge victories Sinner enjoyed this season, there were top-seed players like Diego Schwartzman, Andrey Rublev, and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his first round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

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Not just on indoor hard-courts, Sinner produced quality tennis on the European clay-court season as well. He reached the semi-finals at the Barcelona Open, where he lost in the semis to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Along with usual names such as Djokovic, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, etc., the year-end championships this year might have the likes of Casper Ruud, Sinner, Hubert Hurkacz, or Cameron Norrie making their debut at the marquee event.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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