Jannik Sinner continues in his run-up.

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Sinner is still in the running for the ATP Finals

The first title of 2022 relaunches Jannik Sinner in the race to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. By beating Carlos Alcaraz in the final, the 21-year-old from Alto Adige became the third Italian to write his name in the roll of honor at the ATP 250 in Umag after Fabio Fognini (2016) and Marco Cecchinato (2018). Thanks to this result, Jannik has gained three positions in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin (he is now 13th), the ranking that will determine the eight qualifiers for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin scheduled for Nov. 13-20 at the Pala Alpitour in the Piedmont capital.

Sinner will return to the court next week at the Montreal Masters 1000, skipping the Washington ATP 500 starting today, where he won the most prestigious title in his career last year. He will thus start again from Canada in his preparation for the US Open: in 2022 in the Slams he won two quarterfinals (Australian Open and Wimbledon) and an eighth final (at Roland Garros, stopped by an injury against Rublev). On American cement – the very title in Washington a year ago confirms this – Sinner can achieve excellent results, starting with the two Masters 1000s (after Montreal there is Cincinnati) where it will be important to get as far as possible to continue the pursuit of the Top 8 in the Race.

Inactive last week, Matteo Berrettini, first of the Azzurri, remains in 12th place. There were, compared to last week, no other changes in the top ten positions of the Race always led by Rafa Nadal ahead of Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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