In the last tournament of the regular, covid-season, the 19-year-old Sinner  claimed his first title and advanced to No. 37, so very likely he won’t be seeded at the Australian Open ’21, but if the points obtained only in the strange ’20 season were calculated, he would be already 23rd player. He’s the sixth first time champion of the season following Humbert, Ruud, Seyboth, Kecmanovic & Millman. “It is always special when you win tournaments,” said Sinner. “I felt well this week. It is special. Playing finals like this, 7-6 in the third… is always tough. But when you win, it is an even better win than winning 6-1 6-1… I am happy about the match, how I tried to stay there every point and I think it is a very special week for me.” He faced a double break point in the opening game of the decider, another quite difficult game occurred at 4-all, when he was 15/30. In the tie-break he was four points away from defeat at *4:3 when Pospisil  missed his backhand return off Sinner’s second serve. The 30-year-old Canadian has now 0-3 record in ATP finals, in the Bulgarian capital he was really close to the title for the first time (he has played 142 main-level events).
Sinner’s route to his maiden title (21st main-level event):
1 Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-4
2 Marc Huesler 6-3, 6-4
Q Alex de Minaur 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-1
S Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 7-5
W Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3)
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