Sinner downs Alcaraz to win Croatia Open

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Second-seeded Jannik Sinner rallied from a set down in the final of the Croatia Open on Sunday to beat top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 for his sixth career ATP title.

The 10th-ranked Italian was playing his first final of the year - and eighth overall - as he prevented the fifth-ranked Alcaraz from successfully defending his first ATP title.

Sinner dominated after the 19-year-old Alcaraz prevailed in the first-set tiebreaker.

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2022 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 D. Medvedev 7,625
2 A. Zverev 6,850
3 R. Nadal 6,165
4 C. Alcaraz 5,035
5 S. Tsitsipas 5,000
6 N. Djokovic 4,770
7 C. Ruud 4,685
8 A. Rublev 3,575
9 F. Auger-Aliassime 3,445
10 J. Sinner 3,395
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2022 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 I. Swiatek 8,396
2 A. Kontaveit 4,476
3 M. Sakkari 4,190
4 P. Badosa 4,030
5 O. Jabeur 4,010
6 A. Sabalenka 3,267
7 J. Pegula 3,087
8 G. Muguruza 2,886
9 D. Collins 2,743
10 E. Raducanu 2,717
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