Clas­sic to Sand­gren

Sunday Mail - - SPORT -

TEN­NYS Sand­gren’s dom­i­na­tion of the ASB Clas­sic is com­plete after thump­ing Bri­ton Cameron Nor­rie in a one-sided fi­nal in Auckland.

The man with the most apt name in the sport won 6-4, 6-2 to clinch a maiden ATP ti­tle yesterday, hint­ing he’s ready for an­other strong as­sault on the Aus­tralian Open.

Sand­gren rose to promi­nence for on and off-court rea­sons in Melbourne 12 months ago. As well as a giant-killing run to the quar­ter-fi­nals, the Ten­nessee na­tive was forced into de­fence mode when ques­tioned about his Twit­ter ac­tiv­ity, where it was noted he fol­lowed a num­ber of alt-right or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als.

Sand­gren ex­plained at the time he found some of the ac­counts “in­ter­est­ing”, but that such be­liefs were in­com­pat­i­ble with his Chris­tian faith. He later deleted his ac­count.

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