Erste Bank Open—Vienna, Austria
Russian Andrey Rublev continued his sensational form on the ATP Tour on Sunday, defeating Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 6-4 in Vienna, Austria.
Winning his fifth title of the year and the seventh of his career, Rublev also sealed his spot in the prestigious ATP Finale in London in two week’s time.
Using his world-class forehand to great effect, Rublev broke serve on two occasions and never looked back.
Capturing his third-straight ATP 500 level event, Rublev recently won titles in St. Petersburg and Hamburg. Currently ranked No. 8 in the world, Rublev also made the quarterfinals of the US Open and French Open this season. The 23-year-old also improved to 39-7 in 2020.
Sonego, who attempting to win the event as a lucky loser, defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
Astana Open—Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Australian John Millman raced to his maiden ATP Tour title on Sunday in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, dispatching Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 6-1.
Using his feisty game to battle through a tough first set, Millman then began to open up his shoulders and hit with more vigour in set two. Previously losing in the finals of two ATP Tour events, Millman has been best known for his upset win over Roger Federer during the 2018 US Open.
Improving to 16-11 on the season, Millman will be ranked No. 38 in the world on Monday.
Mannarino, who fell to 1-10 in ATP Tour career finals, didn’t lose a set entering the finals.