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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday February 12, 2023

Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner edged Maxime Cressy in Montpellier to claim his seventh ATP title.

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Jannik Sinner raced to his seventh career title without dropping a single set in Montpellier, sweeping past hard-serving Maxime Cressy 7-6(3), 6-3 in Sunday's final at the Open Sud de France.

Tennis Express

Sinner saved all three break points he faced – in the fourth game of the opening set – as he marched past the Paris-born American in one hour and 37 minutes. Sinner lost just 12 points on serve across the contest, winning 33 of 38 first-serve points and 16 of 23 second-serve points.

“The first key was to hold the serve. In the tie-break I knew he may miss something. I tried to keep my serve, which I have done, so I am very happy about the first set,” Sinner said on court after the match. “The second set was a little bit different. I had a couple of good chances but then he served very well. I am very happy I broke him here and then I served very well at the end of match.”

The match went the way of the server until late in he second ste, with Sinner edging out a tiebreak to take the opener. Sinner broke open the tense contest in eighth game of the second set, the Italian striking for the only break of serve of the day to take a 5-3 lead.

He calmly served out the victory in the next game, converting his second match point.

Sinner improves to 7-1 in ATP finals. Hubert Hurkacz (Miami, 2021) is the only man to defeat the Italian in an ATP title match.


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