Second-seeded Jannik Sinner had six aces and converted 77.4 percent of his first-serve points while producing a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday to win the Croatia Open Umag title.
The Italian recovered from losing a first-set tiebreaker by dominating the final two sets to notch his sixth career victory. Sinner improved to 2-1 against Alcaraz, also beating him in four sets in the Wimbledon round of 16 earlier this month.
It was the second straight week in which Alcaraz lost in the championship match. The Spaniard fell to Italy's Lorenzo Musetti in the Hamburg Open seven days earlier.
Alex de Minaur recorded four aces and converted all four break points while cruising to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jenson Brooksby to win the title in Atlanta for the second time in his career. He also won in 2019.
The 23-year-old Australian closed the 91-minute match strong by winning the final four games. He also saved four of five break points while winning his sixth career title.
Brooksby was playing in his third career ATP final and remains without a title. The American struggled with his second serve, winning just three of 16 points.
--Field Level Media