Jannik Sinner beat Daniil Medvedev to win the China Open on Wednesday, edging out the world No 3 in a largely deadlocked men’s final that came down to a pair of high-stakes tie-breaks in Beijing.
The Italian triumphed 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2) to take the first such tournament since 2019 after Beijing finally ditched tight pandemic-era health restrictions.
World No 2 and tournament favourite Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated by Sinner in their semifinal yesterday.
The top-ranked men’s player, Novak Djokovic, is not playing in China this year.
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Meanwhile, the first round of the ATP Shanghai Masters kicked off in the financial hub yesterday.