Tennis news - Jannik Sinner downs Travaglia to take Great Ocean Road Open title
Jannik Sinner defeated Stefano Travaglia 7-6(4) 6-4 in the final of the Great Ocean Road Open final on Sunday. The Italian duo were competing in the last game before the Australian Open kicks off on Monday. Sinner is the youngest player to win two ATP titles since Novak Djokovic completed his first two wins in 2006.
Jannik Sinner of Italy plays a backhand in his Men's Singles Final match against Stefano Travaglia during day seven of the ATP 250 Great Ocean Road Open at Melbourne Park
Italian teenager Jannik Sinner beat compatriot Stefano Travaglia 7-6(4) 6-4 in the Great Ocean Road Open final on Sunday, becoming the youngest player to have won two ATP titles since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
The 19-year-old, who won the Sofia Open at the end of last year, came through a marathon contest against Karen Khachanov in the previous round of the Australian Open warm-up and made a slow start to the final, having to wrestle back a break of serve in the opening set before taking it in a tiebreak.
Sinner twice led by a break in the second set but failed to drive home his advantage, allowing Travaglia to stick around in the contest.