Classic to Sandgren
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.