The third time was the charm: Jannik Sinner wins his first Masters 1000 in Toronto

The third time was the charm: Jannik Sinner wins his first Masters 1000 in Toronto

The Italian tennis player beat the Australian Álex de Miñaur in the definition of the title and won the first major tournament of his career. Meanwhile, Jessica Pegula also celebrated in Canada after winning the WTA 1000 Finals in Montreal.

A day you will never forget. This Sunday Jannik Sinner (8th) was crowned champion of the Toronto Masters 1000, the first major tournament of his career, after beating Australian Álex de Miñaur (18th) in the final. in two sets by 6-4 and 6-1.

A title that for the Italian comes as an early birthday present (he will turn 22 on August 16) and which is also given in his third attempt in competitions of this category after losing in the decisive duels in Miami in 2021 and 2023.

In this direction, the European did not miss another opportunity to conquer the crown of a Masters 1000 , although in the first set he had some problems establishing superiority on the scoreboard (he broke his rival’s serve three times, although his was broken twice). Anyway, Sinner managed to tip the scales in his favor to seal the first set 6-4 in 54 minutes .

Already in the second set, the Italian was far superior to his rival . With the psychic injection obtained previously, he imposed his game clearly and closed the match with an emphatic 6-1 in 36 minutes .

In this way, the European raised the eighth trophy of his career and the second of the year after the ATP 250 in Montpellier .

Likewise, this Sunday’s victory will allow Sinner climb to the sixth position in the standings, the best of his career, while de Miñaur will also reach his highest position in the standings (12th) with the finalist in Toronto.

Pegula also celebrates in Canada

For his part, the American Jessica Pegula (3rd) joined Sinner’s celebrations after conquering the WTA 1000 in Montreal .

The North American tennis player swept away the decisive duel and In just 50 minutes, she beat Russian Liudmila Samsonova (18th) 6-1, 6-0. comparison postponed to today due to rain.

Jessica Pegula with the Montreal WTA 1000 Champion trophy. Photo: Christinne Muschi/The Canadian Press via AP

Thus, Pegula won the third title of his career and the second in the WTA 1000 category after that obtained in Guadalajara in 2022. .

For its part, samsonova He made happy accounts despite his fall in Montreal: The Russian will move up to 12th place in the standings, managing to equal her all-time best position .

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Source: Latercera

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