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Sinner and Pegula win the Canadan Open

by Jonas Eriksson

Jannik Sinner and Jessica Pegula stormed to victory to lift the Canadian Open trophy. Sinner put in a stellar performance to defeat Australian Alex de Minaur in the final, 6-4, 6-1.

Sinner and Pegula win the Canadian Open

This was Sinner’s third Master’s 1000 final appearance, having lost the previous two to Hubert Hurkacz and Daniil Medvedev. The Italian came through Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils and Tommy Paul to set up a final with first-time Masters finalist de Minaur.

With the win, Sinner rises to a career-high of number 6 in the ATP singles rankings.

In a similar fashion, Jessica Pegula dispatched Liudmila Samsonova 6-0, 6-1 to win her second Masters title and first tour-level title since winning the Guadalajara Open in October 2022.

Pegula came through two-tight consecutive three sets matches against Coco Guaff and world number 1, Iga Swiatek to set up a meeting with Samsonova. In the final, Samsonova was fighting an uphill battle. She had battled through her semi-final match against Elena Rybakina only a few hours before.

Cincinnati Masters 1000 – The fight for number 1 continues

It’s another busy week on the ATP and WTA tours as the top players in the world return to Cincinnati, US for another Masters 1000 tournament.

The Cincinnati Masters is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.

The tournament was first held in 1899, and Nat Emerson and Myrtle McAteer were the inaugural winners of the men’s and women’s events, respectively.

Two-time Cincinnati winner Novak Djokovic returns to the tour for the first time since losing his Wimbledon title to Carlos Alcaraz.

Djokovic also has the opportunity to gain revenge on the world number 1 Alcaraz. If the Serb wins the title, he will replace Alcaraz as the new world number 1.

Last year’s shock winner Borna Coric will look to become the first man to defend the title since Roger Federer won in 2014 and 2015.

Former champions Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will be in contention to win, as will Jannik Sinner, who will look to win back-to-back Masters titles.

Garcia defending champion

On the women’s side, Caroline Garcia is the defending champion but this year faces a tough opening match against Sloane Stephens.

The world number 1, Iga Swiatek, narrowly lost out to Pegula in the semi-final of last week’s tournament, so will look to regain her dominance as the best player in the world.

Victoria Azarenka is the only multi-time champion in the draw, so she will be one to look out for.

The 2019 champion Madison Keys will also be a threat.

Predictions – Swiatek and Alcaraz to win

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