Jannik Sinner beats Alex de Minaur at National Bank Open final

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Italy’s Jannik Sinner wins her first Masters 1000 by defeating Alex de Minaur of Australia at the National Bank Open final in Toronto on Aug. 13, 2023.Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Jannik Sinner won the National Bank Open in Toronto on Sunday. by beating the breakout player of the week and rocketing to career-high ATP Tour rankings.

Before the sold-out crowd at Toronto’s Sobeys Stadium, Italy’s world No. 8 clinched his first Masters 1,000 title by beating Australia’s Alex de Minaor in the Final Six. -4, 6-1

The 21-year-old from San Candido, Italy, climbed into the stands after the victory and hugged coach Darren Cahill.

Sinner’s stellar performance in Toronto will send him up to No. 6 in the ATP rankings on Monday as he leapfrogs Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud.

“It means a lot,” Sinner said in a post-match interview with Sportsnet. Such results can help you. and in your heart It makes you feel like you are doing the right thing with the team… I am happy to share this with everyone who is close to me every day.”

Sinners also tackled one of the unforgettable highlights in Saturday night’s semi-finals. He endured an incredible 46 shots alongside 12th-ranked USA Tommy Paul. As both players sprinted around the court non-stop for over a minute.

Sinner and Deminar had met four times before. with the Italians beating them all. they know each other well In fact, the two even collaborated as a duo in Toronto.

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Sinners take National Bank Open trophy after beating MinaurJohn E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports

For the third year in a row The men’s finals at the Canadian solo tour label had an unmatched finalist. This year it was world number 18 de Minaur, who killed three seeded players en route to the final – 11th seed Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fri. Eighth-seeded Tz and 2nd-seeded Daniil Medvedev (2021 Championship in Toronto). The Australian will now earn a career-high 12th place.

Sinner set the tone on Sunday’s final single, destroying de Minaur in the first innings. There is no same energy on Sunday. The couple had to contend with windy weather. And the Australian raced back to save things in the first set. Before the Italians won the second set, it only took 90 minutes.

Sinners won just $1.02 million on the tournament’s $7.6 million prize pool, with de Minaur winning $556,630.

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Local favorite Milos Raonic is ready for his long-awaited return at the National Bank Open in Toronto.

Toronto Tournament Set Attendance Record Tennis Canada has confirmed that more than 175,000 people have passed the revolving door, 160,508 more than in 2010.

Most of the ATP Tour big names, with the exception of Novak Djokovic, are in Toronto this week. Including Carlos Alcaraz, the world’s number 1 ranked Spanish, who is famous as a firework. Playing in his first tournament since beating Djokovic to win Wimbledon, the 20-year-old advanced Friday night when he lost to American Tommy Paul.

despite not playing during the weekend But the Spaniard drew huge crowds throughout the week. Even training at the beginning of the week when he smashed over the net from other great teams on tour such as Medvedev and Holger Roon.

“The buzz around him was something we had never seen before,” tournament director Karl Hale said of the top players in the world. Fans who come to ask for autographs on the sidelines We’ve never seen that before in our tournament history. It bodes well for the future of our sport that he is taking the torch from the Big Three.”

Some changes lie ahead for the National Bank Open, which takes place simultaneously in Toronto and Montreal every August. The tournament – 1,000 events on the WTA and ATP Tours – has prize money. evenly, with WTA players earning more and more prize money until the payout gap finally closes in 2027.

Both tournaments are set to expand from a seven-day to 12-day draw in 2025, increasing the number of players to 96 from 56. Hale said the tournament venue at York University could accommodate players. more and longer activities everything since training ground to the locker room and logistics.

“All those services will need to be expanded. But we have the capacity here to support that,” Hale said. “So that’s not a concern for us.”

Top-ranked Alcaraz and second-ranked Medvedev fell in the quarter at NBO Toronto.

Milos Raonic knocks out Mackenzie McDonald in the third round at the National Bank Open.

In 2024, the tournaments (Women’s in Toronto and Men’s in Montreal) will be canceled directly after the big events on the tennis calendar. Paris Olympics

The Olympics will run from July 27 to August 4, 2024, ending on Sunday. Hale confirmed that the National Bank Open in Toronto is expected to change its usual Monday-Sunday schedule in 2024 to better accommodate the players. climb The main draw in Toronto begins on Tuesday, August 6, with the final taking place the following Monday.

Still, a quick trip to Canada is required for players in France.

Another challenge – the Olympics will be held at Roland Garros on clay. Players will have to make quick turns on the hardcourt in Canada.

Every summer, Hale was asked about the concept of a retractable roof. to avoid the downpour Above center field Sobeys Stadium on Sunday. He said that as they surveyed the roof before the epidemic, Expensive goods have been reduced in order of importance.

“It’s not on top of the plate this time,” Hale said of the roof. “We will continue to see. But it’s not something that will happen in the near jian. We have a 12-day model coming up. That is what we are looking at.”

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