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Sport Sinner stuns Alcaraz again to take Spaniard's Umag title

01:01  01 august  2022
01:01  01 august  2022 Source:   afp.com

Umag: Alcaraz fought

 Umag: Alcaraz fought supplied by Sports.fr Tennis - ATP - Umag: Alcaraz qualified for the final in pain Carlos Alcaraz ended up having the last word. seeded number 1 and title holder in Umag, the Spaniard had to work to take the best on Giulio Zeppieri. The Italian qualified was the first to obtain a break ball from the second game but without managing to take advantage of it. The world's number 5, on the other hand, insisted in stride and was able to take the ascendancy in order to lead three games to one.

Jannik Sinner defeated Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz for the second time in four weeks on Sunday to take the Spaniard's Umag clay-court title.

First clay-court title for Italy's Jannik Sinner © Adrian DENNIS First clay-court title for Italy's Jannik Sinner

World number 10 Sinner came from a first set deficit to beat the fifth-ranked Alcaraz 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-1 in the final.

Sinner, who now has six career titles but a first on clay, had also defeated the 19-year-old in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month.

"I am obviously very happy," said Sinner who saved all nine break points he faced.

"I have had a tough year until now, I had some unfortunate moments, but we worked every time to play better, to be a better player, to be a better person.

"So, I'm very happy to be finally lifting a trophy this year, but I know that I still have a lot of things to improve. It's all about the process."

Alcaraz had been seeking his fifth title of 2022 but instead was defeated in a final for the second successive week after losing to another Italian, Lorenzo Musetti in Hamburg.

Despite those back-to-back setbacks, Alcaraz will rise to a career high of four in the world rankings on Monday, replacing Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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supplied by Sports.fr Tennis - WTA - Washington: Kalinskaya takes advantage of the abandonment of Halep Simona Halep could not defend her chances until the end. The Romanian, seeded number 3 in Washington, abandoned on the occasion of her eighth finals between Anna Kalinskaya. A meeting that started in a fairly particular way.

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