TRENTO, March 3, 2019
Following his maiden triumph on the ATP Challenger Tour in Bergamo last Sunday, 17-year-old Jannik Sinner clinched his first ITF World Tennis Tour singles title only seven days later. The Italian teenager entered the Trentino M25 hard-court event held at the ATA-Battisti Tennis Club in Trento with a wild card to beat No. 5 seed Jeremy Jahn of Germany, 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
Sinner advanced to the title match with wins over Frenchmen Albano Olivetti, Jules Okala and Antoine Cornut Chauvinc, as well as Elmar Ejupovic from Germany. In the final, the youngster from South Tyrol sent down five aces and broke his opponent’s serve five times to secure victory in one hour and 23 minutes.
Sinner earns $3,600 in prize money as well as 3 ATP Ranking points and 150 ITF World Ranking points. Currently ranked at World No. 324 he is the youngest player inside the top 400.
Sinner told Tennis TourTalk in Bergamo that he will go back home to school and enjoy a rest after the tournament in Trento. He will return to the tour with the start of the clay-court season.
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