Jannik Sinner clocked up a fourth title this season as the Italian closes in on a spot for next month’s ATP Finals in his home country.

Sinner now stands provisional 10th in the season points race to Turin, with just 110 points between him and ninth-place Hubert Hurkacz; with Rafael Nadal not playing, clinching ninth will get the job done for Sinner.

The 20-year-old won the Antwerp Open on Sunday, defeating second seed Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2; he now owns five career trophies..

Sinner added Belgian honours to four other trophies to become the youngest to complete his quintuple since Novak Djokovic at age 19 in 2007.

Sinner swept through the week without the loss of a set and polished off Lloyd Harris in the weekend semis before dispatching Argentine Schwartzman for the title.

He won in 76 minutes with eight acres and four breaks of serve, saving both break points he faced.

“I felt great on court. I moved well. Today I also served better, I think,” Sinner said. 

“But in tennis every day is different. You have to be careful. 

“I played well the whole tournament, to be honest, from the first point to the last.”

“I can be very proud about the level I played,” Sinner said. “Tomorrow I go to Vienna.

“There’s another tournament already, there are different conditions.

“I won in Washington and then I lost the first round in Toronto. I’m trying to not (let) this happen in Vienna, hopefully (when he plays Reilly Opelka in the opening round).”

Main photo:- Jannik Sinner celebrates winning his fifth career title – by ATPTour.com


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