ROTTERDAM, November 17, 2020 (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Press Release)
Jannik Sinner, the first player born after 2000 to win an ATP title since this weekend, will return to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February. The youngest winner of a tournament in more than twelve years is the second confirmed player after Daniil Medvedev. Earlier this year, Sinner needed a wildcard to participate in Rotterdam Ahoy, at this point he has already climbed to the 37th spot in the ATP Rankings.
Tournament director Richard Krajicek: “Jannik Sinner had an unexpected break through at the end of last year with his Next Gen ATP title in Milan. For us that was the reason to offer him a wildcard. Traditionally, we like to give young top talents a chance in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It’s great to see how quickly he is progressing.”
— ABN AMRO WTT (@abnamrowtt) November 17, 2020
Sinner in Rotterdam
Jannik Sinner had an excellent debut in Rotterdam earlier this year. After a walkover in the first round, he had a sensational win over David Goffin. The Belgian number ten of the world had to bow to the young Italian in two sets. In the quarterfinals, Pablo Carreno Busta was just too strong, beating Sinner in the tiebreak of the third set. The youngest player in the top-100 of the ATP Ranking more than lived up to his wildcard. It turned out to be the first of a series of outstanding performances in the shortened tennis year. Just like in 2019, the season ended with a highlight for Sinner, his first ATP tournament title in Sofia. With that, the 19-year-old enters the ATP top 40.
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
The 48th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will take place from 6 to 14 February 2021. Richard Krajicek: “We are fully engaged in the preparations for the tournament. As usual, we aim for a broad and strong field of participants, in which the best young talents compete against the established order. With Medvedev, the number 4 in the world, and top talent Sinner, we are getting off to a great start.”