Jannik Sinner qualified for the first time in his career for the final of a Masters tournament on Friday.

The Italian top talent dealt with Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-final battle in Miami and will meet his double partner Hubert Hurkacz in the battle for the title.

The only nineteen-year-old Sinner needed more than 2.5 hours to win the match on the American hard court against the thirteen-year-old Bautista Agut: 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4.

Sinner immediately handed in his service in the first set.

He broke back fairly quickly, but had to leave the set to Bautista Agut due to service loss in the eleventh game.

In the second set it went straight for a long time and Sinner struck 5-4.

The youngster repaired a break in a decisive set and cashed in his first match point.

The right-handed Sinner is experiencing a stormy development.

He made his professional debut in 2018 and was already in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros last year.

This year he already won an ATP tournament in Melbourne and was also the best in Sofia last year.

The tournament in Miami is only the third time that Sinner participates in a Masters tournament.

The previous two times, both on the clay court in Rome, he was eliminated early.

After Lleyton Hewitt (2000), Rafael Nadal (2005) and Novak Djokovic (2007), Sinner is the fourth player to reach the final in Miami as a teenager.

Jannik Sinner is in the final of a Masters tournament for the first time.

Jannik Sinner is in the final of a Masters tournament for the first time.

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Hurkacz surprises Rublev and goes on for the first Masters title

Sinner takes on Hurkacz in the final, who awarded favorite Andrey Rublev seven games in his semi-final: 6-3 and 6-4.

The Russian took advantage of just one of his five breakpoints and posted a disappointing first-service percentage of 59.

The 24-year-old Hurkacz was too strong earlier in the tournament for Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Stéfanos Tsitsipás, among others.

The Pole has only won two ATP titles in his career so far: in Winston-Salem (2019) and this year in Delray Beach.

Hurkacz (ATP-37), like Sinner, has never been in the final of a Masters tournament.

The two paired up in doubles at the ATP tournaments in Melbourne and Dubai earlier this year.

Rublev's elimination is surprising, because he is in the middle of a strong year.

The global number eight started his season by winning the ATP Cup with Russia and at the beginning of March he won the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament by beating the Hungarian Márton Fucsovics.

The Miami ATP tournament is the first Masters tournament since 2004 in which 'The Big Three' does not participate.

Roger Federer has only just returned after a long absence and decided to take a short break, Rafael Nadal is still injured in his back and Novak Djokovic wants to spend time with his family.

Hubert Hurkacz settled on the way to the final with, among others, Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Stéfanos Tsitsipás.

Hubert Hurkacz settled on the way to the final with, among others, Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Stéfanos Tsitsipás.

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