‘I still have one match in front of me,’ modest Jannik Sinner on reaching Miami Open final

Jannik Sinner is taking his first Masters 1000 final in his stride as he insists his work is still not done until the final.

Sinner has had an impressive tournament so far receiving plaudits from other players throughout, including his quarter-final opponent Alexander Bublik who labelled him as ‘not human’.

The Italian 19-year-old has become only the fourth teenager to reach the Miami Open final joining Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi in the honour.

After starting the tournament ranked 31st in the world, his Miami success will now see him climb into the top 25, and if he wins the final, into the top 20 in the world.

Sinner beat Roberto Bautista Agut in a tight three set battle in Friday’s semi-final 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, but the level-headed teenager isn’t letting it go to his head while he still has work to do.

“This is a great result, but it doesn’t mean anything,” said Sinner. “I still have one more match in front of me.

“I’m just trying to improve every day, that’s the main goal for the next years.”

“It would be tough to come back from 4-3 down with a break,” he said. “But that game helped me, it changed the match a bit

“But even if I had gone a break down, it doesn’t mean anything, the match was still going to be long.”

“It’s nice to play the final here, it doesn’t mean that you are going to win other tournaments.

“This has been a great week for me but the work has to go on.”

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