The ATP Sofia Open finals are set for this Saturday, with Jannik Sinner and Vasek Pospisil clashing against one another.
Jannik Sinner vs. Vasek Pospisil Preview
To be honest, nobody saw these two guys going this deep, let alone playing for the title. Sinner is a talented fella, but his performances here were above all the expectations. Meanwhile, Pospisil’s results are a surprise also. It is not that we don’t appreciate his quality, but he is still without an ATP title at the age of 30. Even though these finals aren’t as sounding as many would like, we strongly suggest seeing them because it promises a lot of fun.
Jannik Sinner vs. Vasek Pospisil Odds
Where, When, and How to Watch Jannik Sinner vs. Vasek Pospisil
- Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
- When: November 14, Saturday, 8 am ET
- How to Watch: TennisTV
Sinner’s Quick Rise
The 19-year old became the youngest Italian in the Open Era, managing to enter the finals of one ATP Tour. It is really a respectable record, regardless of the tournament or the opponents in the same. And Sinner didn’t have a walk in the park here in Sofia.
He encountered names like Alex de Minaur or Adrian Mannarino, whom he beat in the semis. So you need to acknowledge his performances. Plus, not to forget that he had a one-set deficit against de Minaur and still ended on top.
His strong hits during rallies are the biggest advantage over all other opponents, and as said yesterday, this guy still has room for improvement in this area. After all, he is the youngest player in the ATP 100 rankings. If he defeats Pospisil, the Italian will become the youngest ATP champion since 2008.
Pospisil Stuns Gasquet to Enter Finals
The Canadian won 11 straight games to beat Richard Gasquet in the semis. He rallied back from 6-7 and 1-2 in the second set, to smash the veteran Frenchman, not allowing him to realize what happened.
Pospisil had 19 aces, and five breakpoints, proving that mental strength is at a pretty high level at the moment. He already reached finals this year, in Montpellier, but was defeated by Gael Monfils, a three-time champion.
The 30-year old eliminated Jan-Lennard Struff, John Millman and Ilya Marchenko at the start, and we can say that his road to the finals looked pretty rocky. Struff was one of the top contenders for winning the title here.
Head to Head Games
This will be the first meeting between the youngster and the veteran.
We’ll see fireworks in this clash, with both guys hitting the ball as hard as possible each time they have the opportunity of doing so. Sinner’s strokes during rallies are magnificent, regardless of whether they are from backhand or forehand. Pospisil is a hard hitter too, and his services will present the biggest issue for the Italian teenager. Our editorial crew expects this match to go to the distance, that is all three sets. You won’t see too many broken serves, and that is the main reason for this prediction.