MIAMI. The flavor of victory this time “is incredible”. Why at 19 Jannik Sinner his climb to the first final in a Masters 1000 he scored it as only champions can do: in comeback and against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, seeded number seven at the tournament in Florida and protagonist of the elimination of the favorite, Daniil Medveded. In short, an obstacle against which a company was needed and the blue made it, bringing out not only coldness, but also shots-show and a powerful serve that put the Spaniard in difficulty.
“It’s incredible, I’m very happy – the words of the Italian talent – semi-final difficult to play, with Bautista it was a tough battle. Winning today means a lot for me. At the beginning we were both a bit tense, it wasn’t easy. it was windy to play well. But I tried to serve better, move him more, shuffle the cards, this was the key to the game. “
It ends 5-7 6-4 6-4 after almost two and a half hours of battle. Which seemed directed in favor of Bautista, protagonist in the first set, with the blue who made a mistake a little too much, then manages to get back into the game, with an ace and a backhand volley he holds the service and passes for the first time in advantage (4-3). But experienced Bautista takes the first partial. Sinner did not let himself go and with great personality he built his comeback on the concrete fields of theHard Rock Stadium (the “home” of the Miami Dolphins of NFL football).
The second set was also in the name of balance, where the first break points, three in a row, granted her the blue in the seventh game but then he was very good at canceling them with great mental strength and, after having canceled a fourth as well , went up 4-3. In the ninth game the South Tyrolean recovered from 0-30 and with a partial of 8 points to 1 he kept his turn of service and then equalized the set count (6-4). In the third game of the decisive set Jannik lost the serve to zero to Bautista, but then interrupted the Spaniard’s streak of consecutive points at 12 and returned to the lead (4-3).
But the turning point came in the tenth game when Sinner, thanks to three impregnable crossed setbacks, made the break leaving Bautista back to zero. The 32-year-old Spaniard was beaten as he did two weeks ago in the second round Vanthe. And final conquered, he is the second Italian ever to reach the last act in a ‘1000’ after Fognini at Monte-Carlo 2019. Mission accomplished, in Miami the dream continues.