Jannik Sinner wins Montpellier ATP 250: “Service was decisive.”

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Here comes the seventh career title, and a return to the world top 15.

Jannik Sinner won the ATP 250 Montpellier tournament, thanks to a victory in the final over Maxime Cressy. The South Tyrolean needed only one hour and 35 minutes of play and two sets, concluded with a score of 7-6(3), 6-3. This success represents the seventh career title for the Italian, as well as his first of the season. And it allows him not only to join Matteo Berrettini in the number of titles won, but also to regain position 14 in the ATP ranking.

Long and balanced first set, without any break but with Sinner twice in the first game trying in vain to break his opponent’s serve. Then he held out three times, cancelling as many break points that would have meant 3-1 Cressy and won the tie-break with a powerful start (4-0). Easier was the second set, in which the Italian conceded a total of three points on serve and snatched the decisive break at 5-3.

“Playing here was a wonderful experience, also thanks to the nice atmosphere in the stands. Honestly the first key to this win was to start holding serve. Then in the tie-break he missed a few things at the beginning, I however managed to make the first set mine and I am very happy about that. The second set was a little different, I had fewer chances but I managed to serve very well all the time,” was Sinner’s comment at the end of the match.

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