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Jannik Sinner claims ‘expectations are higher’ after maiden Masters 1000 triumph

Jannik Sinner has claimed his first Masters 1000 crown after beating doubles partner Alex de Minaur in the Canadian Open final.

Sinner beat the Australian, 6-4 6-1, to win his first final at this level following two previous failed attempts in Miami.

The 21-year-old reflected on his newfound success after the match in Toronto, “It feels so good. It is a great result, one I can share with all the people who are close to me.

“We are doing the right things and working very hard. It makes me feel good and stronger, and also hungry to work even harder.”

Singles final opponents, Sinner and De Minaur, had teamed up earlier in the week for the doubles tournament, but lost in the first round to eventual champions Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer.

With this latest triumph, Sinner moves up to a career-high ranking of No.6 in the world and claims that his expectations will rise as he looks ahead to the US Open.

“Let’s see what positive things this week can give me,” said the Italian. “I feel like for sure my confidence is going to be a little bit higher, but also my expectations are going to be higher.”

He added, “I knew that I can play very, very good. This is a great result and we’ll see how it goes in the future.”

Before Sinner heads to New York, he will take to the next ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati where he will play either Francisco Cerundolo or Dusan Lajovic in the second round after receiving a bye.

Jannik Sinner and his run to the Canadian Open title

Sinner has broken new ground on the ATP tour, and we at Tennishead wanted to lookback on how he claimed his eighth title:

First Round – Received a bye as the seventh seed

Second Round – Beat Matteo Berrettini, 6-4 6-3

Third Round – Received a walkover after Andy Murray withdrew

Quarter-final – Beat Gael Monfils, 6-4 4-6 6-3

Semi-final – Beat Tommy Paul (12), 6-4 6-4

Final – Beat Alex de Minaur, 6-4 6-1

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.