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ATP roundup: Hubert Hurkacz reaches Metz final

Field Level Media
26 Sep 2021, 03:05 GMT+10

No. 1 seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland will meet No. 2 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in Sunday's final at the Moselle Open in Metz, France.

Both players were tested in Saturday's semifinals, with Hurkacz defeating German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-4, 7-6 (4) and Carreno Busta edging third-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (8).

Hurkacz, seeking his third tour-level title of the season, saved two of three break points and withstood 10 aces by Gojowczyk. Carreno Busta saved four set points in the second-set tiebreak before putting away Monfils, who won this event in 2009.

Carreno Busta won the only previous meeting with Hurkacz on the ATP Tour last month in Cincinnati.

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Unseeded Australian James Duckworth advanced to his first ATP Tour final by defeating No. 8 seed Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 (4) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Ranked No. 65 in the world, the 29-year-old Duckworth has yet to drop a set this week. He saved two set points at 4-5 in the second set before eliminating Ivashka in two hours and two minutes.

Duckworth's opponent Sunday will be South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon, who knocked off No. 2 seed Alexander Bublik 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Kwon, who also reached his first tour-level final, saved eight of 10 break points -- six of seven in the second set.

--Field Level Media

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