"Obviously to finish the match, it was really a mental thing, but I’m very happy about how I managed today and very happy for another title.”
Sinner and Medvedev have collided in four finals this season. Sunday's triumph levelled that mini-series at 2-2, after the world No.3 took top honours in Rotterdam and Miami. Then at the start of October, Sinner ruled in Beijing to provide the platform for the pulsating Vienna victory.
"For sure in the top three, top five matches (of my life), because playing finals is always special, but against Daniil where usually I lost so many times," stated Sinner, improving his record in their duels to 2-6. "Last time when I won (Beijing) gave me confidence for today."
Sinner and Medvedev move onto the Rolex Paris Masters. Let's hope we can see more of this simmering rivalry soon, perhaps in the French capital or even at the ATP Finals in Turin next month.