Jannik Sinner, the relevance of the #NextGen ATP Finals tournament in Milan, comes into action during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in February. The 18-year-old Sinner gets the first wildcard of the 47th edition of the ATP 500 tournament, which will be held from 8 to 16 February at Rotterdam Ahoy.
Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: "We like to give young talents a chance. In this way we can bind players to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament and we often benefit from that later. Jannik Sinner fits in with that line, he proves that with his strong game in Milan.”
Earlier players like Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas got a wildcard at Ahoy at a young age.
The 18-year-old Italian this year came out at the Challenger level and in the qualifying tournaments of the ATP Tour. In October he reached the semi-finals of the European Open in Antwerp, which brought him to the edge of the top 100. By doing so, he also ended up in the NextGen ATP Finals, the end-of-year tournament for the best eight players in the world aged 21 and younger. He now occupies the 95th place on the ATP Rankings.
After Daniil Medvedev, Denis Shapovalov, Gael Monfils, Stan Wawrinka and David Goffin, Sinner is the sixth announced player for 2020.
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