Weekend Sofia champion Jannik Sinner was confirmed on Tuesday for a place in February’s Rotterdam ATP event, with the youngest player in the Top 100 joining Daniil Medvedev in the field.
The 19-year-old played the tournant on a wild card this year, reaching the quarter-finals three months after establishing himself with a title at the NextGen Finals in Milan.
The Italian has improved to 37th on the year-end ranking list as a result of his first Tour-level title in Bulgaria, where he defeated Vasek Pospisil in the final
“Jannik made an unexpected breakthrough at the end of last year with his title in Milan,’ Rotterdam TD Richard Krajicek said.
“That was why we offered him a wildcard. Traditionally, we like to give young top talents a chance, it’s great to see how quickly he is progressing.”
While avoiding the subject of whether the February 6-14 event will be played with spectators at the Ahoy venue in the Dutch port city, Krajicek is already hyping his upcoming edition.
“We are fully engaged in the preparations for the tournament. As usual, we aim for a broad and strong field of participants, in which the best young talents compete against the established order.
“With Medvedev, the number 4 in the world, and top talent Sinner, we are getting off to a great start.”