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Sinner makes history in Sofia
Published Nov 13, 2020
On Friday, 19-year-old Jannik Sinner made history by beating Adrian Mannarino, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the final in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Here's what the teen's achievement means in the history books:
He's the youngest Italian in the Open era to reach an ATP Final. As well as this:
He's the youngest ATP player to reach a final since Felix Auger-Aliassime last year in Stuttgart. Auger-Aliassime is 0-6 in singles finals, while Sinner will try to make good on his first try on Saturday against Vasek Pospisil.
The Italian is attempting to become the youngest man to win a title since an 18-year-old Kei Nishikori won Delray Beach in 2008.
Sinner is already the youngest player inside of the Top 50 at No. 44 and will be guaranteed a career-high ranking no matter what happens in his final match of 2020.
Whoever wins Saturday's final will become the sixth first-time ATP champion in 2020, joining Ugo Humbert (Auckland), Casper Ruud (Buenos Aires), Thiago Seyboth Wild (Santiago), Miomir Kecmanovic (Kitzbuhel) and John Millman (Nur-Sultan).
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