The ATP 500 tournament in Vienna had the feel of a Masters 1000 event with the amount of stars in the field. Even with such a deep draw, it was the top two seeds Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner who battled for the silverware on Sunday.
In the end, it was the rising Italian that overcame Medvedev in a slugfest of a final by a score line of 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3.
This gives him a huge wave of momentum as we move into the final 1000 event of the season in Paris. On current form, you will have to put Sinner as one of the top favorites to secure that title as well.
This was the 10th ATP title of his career as he sits a very comfortable 10-3 in finals. That is a record that many players would love to come close to.
Jannik Sinner comes through in the Vienna Open final
Medvedev failed once again in his quest to successfully defend a title on tour for the first time. That was quite a surprising tidbit considering his ability to rack up wins. His 64 wins this season though show he has nothing to hang his head about.
These two have actually battled in four separate finals throughout this season and this could be a low-key rivalry building. They split the four matches with Daniil Medvedev winning titles in Rotterdam and Miami while Sinner secured this Vienna crown and the aforementioned Beijing crown.
Sinner’s relentless aggression proved to be the deciding factor on the day as he struck more winners with fewer errors en route to finding his way to the finish line. One of the hardest things to do is hit through Medvedev, but Sinner has now seemingly found something that works to his advantage in this matchup.
Both men had to defeat multiple top-class opponents during the week. In the end, Jannik Sinner can put this Vienna title up against any he might win going forward outside of a Grand Slam. Vienna was a masterpiece of a tournament and is a tremendous lead-in to the Paris Masters. Look for more high-end competition there as well.