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Jannik Sinner, Mackenzie McDonald win, will meet in Citi final

Aug 7, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; (L-R) Jannik Sinner of Italy shakes hands with Jenson Brooksby of the United States after winning the match during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 7, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; (L-R) Jannik Sinner of Italy shakes hands with Jenson Brooksby of the United States after winning the match during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Fifth-seeded Italian Jannik Sinner put an end to the strong run by American Jenson Brooksby on Saturday, winning his way to the Citi Open final in Washington.

Sinner, 19, turned back the 20-year-old Sacramento native and tournament wild card 7-6 (2), 6-1 in only 90 minutes for the right to take on the United States’ Mackenzie McDonald.

Sinner smashed six aces and won 83 percent of his first serves while Brooksby won only 24 of his 40 first serve points and had no aces.

McDonald defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a two-hour, 45-minute slugfest. He won almost half (20 of 42) of his second serves and saved eight of 12 break points.

–Field Level Media