Jannik Sinner doesn’t stop any longer: semifinal

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Jannik Sinner has qualified for the semifinals of the Canadian Open for the first time in his career.

After 2 hours and 22 minutes, Gael Monfils had to surrender to the South Tyrolean who won in a hard-fought 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory.

Sinner’s next opponent will be U.S. Tommy Paul, the latter able, for the second year in a row, to oust Carlos Alcaraz from the tournament.

The Italian number one, already sure to bypass Tsitsipas by placing fourth in the race immediately behind Alcaraz, Djokovic and Medvedev, will play his fifth Masters 1000 semifinal of his career.

Record-breaking prize money for the U.S. Open, kicking off later this month in Flushing Meadows: the New York Slam tournament will put up as much as $65 million, $5 more than last season, resulting in the richest tournament in 2023.

Specifically, whoever wins the men’s and women’s singles tournaments will take home a prize of $3 million, while the increase over last year is even higher for tennis players who are eliminated in the earlier rounds. The New York Post reports.

Those who go out in the first round of singles will receive $81,500: consider that in 2019 those who were eliminated immediately in the main draw did not get more than $58,000. The finalist will receive $1.5 million, those who stop in the semifinals will draw a check for $775,000, in the quarters one will “settle” for $455,000.

The prize money at the Us Open is worth $65 million overall: much more than Wimbledon ($56.5 million), Roland Garros ($54 million) and the Australian Open ($53 million). Among Us Open 2023 favorites Carlos Alcaraz is ahead of everyone, then Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner.

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