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SINNER TO MEET HURKACZ IN MIAMI FINAL

Posted By Jedd Zetzer  
03/04/2021
17:00 PM

Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz will meet in the Miami Open final.

Italian sensation Sinner book his spot in his maiden ATP Masters final, after claiming a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

“It feels unbelievable,” Sinner said in his on-court interview. “It’s always tough to play against Roberto. Two weeks ago we played in Dubai, we had a tough one there. Now, a tough one here. I’m very happy about reaching the final here in Miami.”

In the other semi-final, 26th seed Hubert Hurkacz continued his marvellous form, claiming a second straight top 10 win by defeating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 in just under 90 minutes.

“It means a lot, especially after winning a title at the beginning of the year, I had a couple of rough matches,” Hurkacz said in his on-court interview.

“So I’m so happy that I came over and I was still trying to improve my game and trying to be a better player. This is really huge for me."

Hurkacz and Sinner will meet for the first time in what is a maiden ATP Masters final for both players.

On the Challenger tour, at the Andalucia Open Challenger event, Aussie Matt Reid is through to the doubles final with partner Dominic Inglot.

The pair defeated Spanish duo Mario Valilla Martinez and Carlos Gomez-Herrera 7-6(5), 6-4.

Also in action, Aussie duo John-Patrick Smith and Marc Polmans fell just short of meeting Reid and Inglot in the final.

The Aussies went down to Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys 2-6, 6-3, 8-10 in a thriller.

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