Jannik Sinner Monte Carlo Masters 2022

Jannik Sinner downs Carlos Alcaraz again to win Umag but admits: ‘I have a lot to improve’

Jannik Sinner once again got the better of Carlos Alcazaz as he beat the Spaniard in the Umag final.

Alcaraz was the defending champion and well-fancied to win what would have been a fifth title of a brilliant season.

However, Sinner was able to come back from a set down to win his first crown of 2022 as he continued his recent upturn in form.

That upturn included knocking Carlos Alcaraz out of Wimbledon last month, and has directly coincided with Darren Cahill joining his coaching team.

“I am obviously very happy,” Jannik Sinner said after he saved all nine break points he faced during the match.

“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.”

It is not all bad news for Alcaraz, though. He has climbed to a career-high position of number four on the world rankings.

The 19-year-old will climb above Stefanos Tsitsipas ahead of what promises to be a very interesting US hard court swing.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.