carlos alcaraz He claimed his status as the top seed to sneak into the final of the Hamburg Open. Having fulfilled the favorite conditions, Murcian is already in the finals of the German tournament. this Sunday, he will meet the worldwide 62-year-old Italian Musetti at 15.00.. did it this saturday After defeating Slovakian Alex Molcan 7-6(2), 6-1, in one hour and 33 minutes.

Murcian, who has a 6-4 record in the semi-finals he played this season, making it to the finals for the fifth time this season. He previously played in the last game in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Barcelona and Madrid. And in all these appointments, he removed the title.

Reaching the final in Hamburg reassures Alcaraz rise to fifth place in the ATP classification next Monday, one more step in its growth. Murcian also established himself as the second player with the most ATP Tour victories this year, behind only Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Getting to the final was not easy. Ahead of him was Alex Molcan, who had never made it to the semi-finals of the ATP 500, but didn’t act like it. Slovakia forced Alcaraz to work on every point from the start of the match.

Every time the player from El Palmar took control of the situation, Molcan was able to reclaim his lost ground. That’s what happened when Murcian recorded his first timeout for his second chances (4-2). He recovered the disadvantage immediately (4-3). And in this exchange blow, the Spaniards came back to find the time-out award (5-3), thus equalizing the set (5-5) soon after.

The first round was decided in a tie-break, where Alcaraz imposed their own hierarchy and won the tiebreak 7-2. From there, Alcaraz managed to impose the rhythm of his strokes, and an early timeout in the first game followed by a zero confirmation of his serve put him on the road to victory, and a new break in game five would doom development.

This week, Alcaraz defeated Nicola Kuhn (first round), Filip Krajinovic (second round), Karen Khachanov (quarter-finals) and Molcan (semi-finals). He will compete for the title with Italian Lorenzo Musetti.

Although Murcian and the Italian faced off at the ATP Challenger in Trieste, where Carlos Alcaraz won the semi-finals with a fierce 7-5, 2-6, 6-fight, this will be the first duel between the two on the ATP Tour. – 3.

this market, Alcaraz will try to match Ernest Gulbis and Martin Klizan as the only players to win their first six consecutive finals in the Open Era.

Carlos Alcaraz will play the 45th game of the season in the Hamburg European Open final. Murcian set a 39-5 record before playing for the title this Sunday against Musetti.

Musetti defeated Cerundolo

Italian Lorenzo Musettiwill face Carlos Alcaraz in the Hamburg final this Sunday, Argentine finishes off Francisco Cerúndolo’s smashing streak He reached the first final of his career by winning 6-3 and 7-6(3).

In 2020, Transalpin took an hour and 56 minutes to settle the duel with the South American, which they had already defeated in the only Cordenons contenders they had faced.

Cerúndolo had eight wins in a row before the duel with Musetti. He won in Bastad last week. It was the first title of his career. He aspires to his third final in Hamburg. He lost the one in Buenos Aires in 2021.

Trying to make up for the bad start (5-0), the Argentine player went against the current throughout the match. He was close to equalizing the first set, but Musetti solved the task in his favor.

It didn’t start much better for the Buenos Aires player, who lost his serve as soon as the second set started. He equalized, but Musetti rebalanced the situation in game seven. Unable to close the match on a Transalpine serve, Cerúndolo clung to his options and was sentenced to a partial ‘tie break’.

Musetti was better at tiebreak. He earned five points in a row and closed the match.

Musetti, aged 20 and 62 in the ATP standings, will play the first final of his career.