Jannik Sinner collected career title No. 5 on Sunday rolling Diego Schwartzman in swift fashion 6-2, 6-2 in the Antwerp final.
“I felt great on court. I moved well. Today I also served better, I think,” Sinner said after. “I felt great, but in tennis every day is different. You have to be careful. I think I played well the whole tournament, to be honest, from the first point to the last point.”
In this battle of the Top 2 seeds who were meeting for a first time, it was all Sinner who dominated never dropping serve and losing just two points on his first serve.
“I like to play indoors. I tried to push the ball today, which for me was important against Diego because he is moving very well. He’s not missing so many shots,” Sinner added. “For me it was important trying to adapt the game somehow against him.”
Schwartzman was also seeking his 5th career title. He was also trying to beat his third straight 20-year-old in three days.
The 20-year-old Sinner finished the event without dropping a set. He is now the youngest to win five or more title since 19-year-old Novak Djokovic in 2007.
The title also bolsters Sinner’s chances to qualify for the year-end ATP Finals played this year in his home country of Italy in Turin.
2021 ATP Title Leaders
Casper Ruud 5
Novak Djokovic 4
Daniil Medvedev 4
Alexander Zverev 4
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