Jannik Sinner won the Montpellier tournament by defeating Maxime Cressy in the final on Sunday (7-6, 6-3).
Jannik Sinner confirms his love for indoor hard court! The Italian won this Sunday the Open Sud de France in Montpellier by beating in the final the Franco-American Maxime Cressy in two sets (7-6, 6-3). It is the seventh title of his career on the ATP circuit, the fourth on this surface and the first in 2023. The native of San Candido is getting closer to the Top 10 with this victory, he will be 14th in the world on Monday.
Imbreakable since the beginning of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, with ten break points saved, Maxime Cressy was however very afraid from the first game of the match by being down 15-40 on his serve after two double faults. But he got back on track by doing what he does best, a big serve followed by a perfect volley that Jannik Sinner couldn’t take back.
After this first game, the American finally entered his final and showed that in addition to being a great server, he is also a very good returner. With two winning returns, he had three break points at 2-1, 0-40. But on the other side, Jannik Sinner held on to keep his opponent at bay and managed to equalize at 2-2. The two players then neutralized each other until the tie-break, the third one played since the beginning of the week by Maxime Cressy (two won, one lost) and the first one for Jannik Sinner.
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