Italian geneticist Sinner (19) reached the finals as the fourth juvenile in Miami ATP Masters history.
South Tyrol’s super talent won the semi-finals with a 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 4 win against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Only Andre Agassi (18) in 1990, Rafael Nadal (18) in 2005 and Novak Djokovic (19) in 2007 were similarly young and successful in Florida.
Sinner converted the first match point
Sinner caught up with a break in the deciding set and converted his first match point after 2:28 hours. He will take on Poland’s Hubert Harkaj in the final. 24-year-old boxer Andrei Pappiewitz Rublev, number four, out of the tournament. In the women’s section, world number one Ashley Barty (Australia) and former US Open winner Bianca Andrescue (Canada) will play for the title on Saturday.
For Sinar, it is about his third tournament win on Sunday. He had already won at Sophia last year and Melbourne at the start of the season. Sinner consistently uses his opportunities in the absence of top stars Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem. In the round of 16, he knocked out Finn Emil Rusuwori, who surprisingly won against Alexander Zverev.