Jannik Sinner Indian Wells ATP 2021

Jannik Sinner sets up sixth semi-final of the season


Jannik Sinner just cannot stop winning on the European indoor circuit as he rolls on in his quest for a fourth title in 2021.

The Italian talent overcame Arthur Rinderknech 6-4, 6-2 to claim his spot in the last four of the European Open in Antwerp.

With the result, Sinner reached his sixth semi-final of the year and ninth overall across his young ATP career.

In fact, his first semi-final appearance came at the same tournament back in 2019. There he eventually fell to three-time Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

“I was very solid today,” the 20-year-old said following the victory. “I played against [Rinderknech] in Lyon. He’s a great player. He wants to hit hard and I tried to stay solid, trying to play deep.

“So, I’m very happy about my performance today.

As top seed, Sinner looks the man to beat in Antwerp this week. He has not lost yet during the late-season European indoor swing, winning Sofia prior to Antwerp.

This win takes Sinner to six consecutive victories on the indoor hard courts of Europe.

The young pro is one among four challengers still competing for two remaining spots in the race to qualify for the ATP Finals.

They are Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Cameron Norrie and Sinner. The Italian is the only one of the four playing this week.

His run puts pressure on the others. Should he win in Antwerp, he would overtake Norrie to tenth in the race.

Remarkably Sinner could qualify for the year end top 8 having started 2021 ranked a lowly 78th in the world. He currently sits at a career-high 13th.

Jannik Sinner Indian Wells ATP 2021
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