Daniel Rincón completed this Saturday with great success the unforgettable US Open given to Spanish tennis by two of its young and most promising exponents. First it was Carlos Alcaraz, who at the age of 18 reached the quarterfinals of the absolute main draw. This Saturday, the Avila and contemporary of the Murcian, to whom a very good friendship joins, He lifted the junior trophy by beating No. 1 seed Juncheng Shang brilliantly in the final 6-2, 7-6 (6).
Rincón, third seed, is the second Spanish champion of the category in the New York tournament after Javier Sánchez Vicario, which he raised as a trophy in 1986 by beating Argentine Franco Davín in the final. “What a joy that another Spanish tennis player wins the junior US Open again after so long (35 years). I congratulate him and wish him a great future in his professional career that begins now,” the former tennis player and brother of Emilio and Arantxa. In turn, he is the 15th junior Navy winner in Grand Slams. Just a few months ago, Ane Mintegi triumphed at Wimbledon. This is the fourth national tennis title since 2015, when Paula Badosa won at Roland Garros. Two years later, Alejandro Davidovich did it in London. A sign that the racket sport is in very good health in Spain and that there is life beyond the colossus Rafa Nadal.
A Spaniard 🇪🇸 winning the #USOpen Junior for the first time in 35 years!
Congratulations, Dani Rincón, what a future 🇪🇸 👏👏
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“You have to be proud of yourself for this great week,” he told his rival Rincón, a disciple of the Rafa Nadal Academy, where he is trained by three coaches, Daniel Armengol, James Allenby and Nacho González. “I am very happy to have been able to play here and I thank my academy team for their work and support, it would not have been possible to win here without them,” he added at the trophy ceremony.
In the meeting, Dani was fantastic. In the first set he broke twice the serve to Shang, who had only given up one set in five games and eliminated Daniel Mérida from Madrid in the second round. In the second set he held on with a disadvantage break and He lifted four match balls to the rest at 5-4 before reaching a tiebreaker that was also uphill (5-2) and that he closed on the basis of good tennis and chaste against a confident and well-paid opponent who was left speechless with the demonstration of Rincón, who only needs to improve to get to where his colleague Alcaraz is.