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Italian Jannik Sinner too strong for SA's Lloyd Harris

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Top seed Jannik Sinner cruised into his fifth ATP final of the season at the European Open in Antwerp on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Italian produced a dominant performance from the baseline to down South African Lloyd Harris 6-2, 6-2 in 87 minutes.

Sinner is bidding to win his fourth title of the season, having triumphed in Melbourne, Washington and Sofia.

Harris, meanwhile, was competing in his second tour-level semi-final of the season, having reached the final in Dubai. The 24-year-old enjoyed a run to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open last month.

In the final, Sinner will face second seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who cruised past American Jenson Brooksby 6-4, 6-0 in 86 minutes.

Results from the ATP European Open in Antwerp on Saturday (x denotes seeded player):

Semi-finals

Jannik Sinner (ITA x1) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA x7) 6-2, 6-2

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x2) bt Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-4, 6-0

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