St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia
Hometown favourite Andrey Rublev continued his surge up the ATP Tour Rankings by capturing his fourth title of the year and sixth overall after defeating Borna Coric 7-6(5), 6-4 on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rublev, who had recently made the quarterfinals of the US Open and French Open and won the title in Hamburg, Germany, was ready from the onset of the match against his Croatian opponent. Thundering back returns and using his world-class forehand to great effect, Rublev needed 1:39 minutes to seal his victory. bet-pa.com has your tennis coverage covered on a yearly basis.
Currently ranked No. 8 in the world, Rublev will now have his eyes set on a spot at the ATP Tour finals in London in November.
Coric, who was aiming to win his third career title, defeated Milos Raonic in the semifinals. The 23-year-old also made the quarterfinals of the US Open earlier this year.
bett1HULKS Indoors—Cologne, Germany
Top seed Alexander Zverev notched his 12th career title on Sunday in Cologne, Germany, defeating up-and-comer Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3. In a match that lasted one hour and 20 minutes, Zverev hit one ace, won 80 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on four occasions. Improving to 19-8 on the year, Zverev also maintained his unbeaten streak against his Canadian opponent, leading their head-to-head series 3-0.
Auger-Aliassime, who fell to 0-6 against in Tour finals, stands at 21-15 on the year. The 20-year-old dismissed No. 2 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals.
Forte Village Sardegna Open—Sardinia, Italy
Serbian Laslo Djere won his second career title on Sunday in Sardinia, Italy, dispatching former French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato 7-6(3), 7-5.
Needing two hours and twenty minutes to seal his victory, Djere struck three aces and won 66 percent of his second serve return points. Previously capturing the title in Rio de Janerio last year, Djere improved his ranking by 21 spots to No. 53 with his latest title.
Cecchinato, who has had a poor season overall before making the finals this week, fell to 8-11 in 2020. The 28-year-old’s last title on Tour was in Buenos Aires in 2019.