ATP roundup: Finals set in Antwerp and Moscow

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Oct 23, 2021

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October 23, 2021

No. 1 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy and No. 2 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina both stormed into Sunday’s final at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium.

Sinner reached his fifth ATP Tour-level final of the season with a breezy 6-2, 6-2 win against No. 7 seed Lloyd Harris of South Africa in 87 minutes. Sinner, who hasn’t dropped a set all week, saved all three break points he faced in Saturday’s semifinal.

Schwartzman took down American Jenson Brooksby in 86 minutes, sweeping the last nine games for a 6-4, 6-0 win. Schwartzman broke Brooksby five times to reach his third career final in Antwerp (2016, 2017).

VTB Kremlin Cup

Sixth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia aims for his third VTB Kremlin Cup title on Sunday when he faces No. 2 seed and home favorite Aslan Karatsev of Russia in Moscow.

Cilic, the event’s 2014 and 2015 champion, ousted Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4 in the first semifinal. Cilic struck 10 aces, won 84 percent (31 of 37) of his first serves and saved five of six break points.

Karatsev, who won his first tour-level title in March at Dubai, survived an opening-set slugfest in his 7-6 (7), 6-1 win against compatriot and No. 3 seed Karen Khachanov. Karatsev fought off four set points in the tiebreak.

–Field Level Media

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Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.