The Italian Sinner defeated Carlos Alcaraz in a heavyweight final match on Sunday at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag, winning 6-7(5), 6-1, and 6-1.
Prior to the clay-court ATP 250 event this week in Umag, Sinner has reached six tour-level quarterfinals this season, making him one of the most reliable players on the Tour. Especially after the Spaniard won a close first set in a tie-break, the second seed had to be at his tenacious best to defeat Alcaraz. However, the Italian started to control baseline exchanges and finished a two-hour, 26-minute victory by saving nine of nine break points.
The win was Sinner's second against Alcaraz in four weeks, after the Italian was a four-set winner in the pair's fourth-round clash at Wimbledon.