Mackenzie McDonald will play this Sunday (not before 23:00, #Vamos) the first final of her career in an ATP tournament, after defeating in the semifinals of the Citi Open in Washington in three sets (6-4, 3-6 and 7-5 in 2:45) to the Japanese Kei Nishikori.
– Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 8, 2021
The 26-year-old American and 107th in the world, a university player who had to undergo surgery in 2019 to undergo surgery on the right hamstring muscle and spent eight months without competing, will face Jannik Sinner, who gave a good account of another local player, the 20-year-old and 130th world tennis player Jenson Brooksby (7-6 (2) and 6-1 in 1:29).
It will be the fourth final for the 19-year-old and 24th Italian, who was champion this year in Melbourne and last year in Sofia., both times on hard court. Sinner is the first player from his country to reach this far in the capital of the United States.