METZ/STARNBERG, September 24, 2022
Lorenzo Sonego and Alexander Bublik will compete in Sunday’s singles final of the Moselle Open in Metz. Sonego edged out defending champion and No .2 seed of the ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournament Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(5), 6-4 in the semi-finals on Saturday.
The World No. 65 from Italy withstood five aces and broke his rival’s serve one time to secure victory in one hour and 39 minutes.
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“I’m really happy, because this is my first final this year, and I’ve played so well day after day,” said Sonego after the match. ”I’m really happy for that. Hubi is a great server, and it’s very tough to return the ball, but today I played so well and I enjoyed every moment on court.”
Sonego will play for his third ATP Tour title in the championship match.
Seventh-seeded Kazakh Bublik advanced to his second tour-level championship match of the season after Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was forced to retire due to an injury after just three games of the pair’s clash in the stage of the final four. Sonego leads the head-to-head record with Bublik 3-0.