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Tennis: in the final of the Metz tournament, Bublik cracks and finishes a point with the handle of his racket


The Kazakh bowed to the Italian Sonego, not without having tried some rather curious destabilization techniques.

Italian Lorenzo Sonego won the ATP tournament in Metz on Sunday by outclassing Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik in two sets 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 after an almost perfect week in which he did not lost a set.

Sonega also took advantage of the swings in concentration, to put it euphemistically, from his opponent.

Customary of the fact, Bublik tried a shot between the legs, a service with the spoon and the pompom, a blow from the handle of his racket.

Led in the second round, on a point that was almost won in advance, he decided to turn his racket and spike some bad.

Inevitably, it works much less well and the Kazakh loses the point.

🤯🤯🤯 IT'S NEVER SEEN!!!!!!

😱 On a break point, while he has plenty of time to adjust a very simple volley to play, Alexander Bublik turns his racket, and plays with the handle!

👀 We let you discover the end of the point...

— beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) September 25, 2022

“This week, I improved every day, I played my best tennis.

It's a lot of emotions for me to win here because this season has been difficult so I'm going to take advantage of the moment, "said just after his success the Transalpin, who won the third title of his career after Antalya. (2019) and Cagliari (2021).

This victory at the Moselle Open will indeed reassure Sonego, who had a complicated 2022 (18 wins, 24 losses) after having nevertheless experienced a prosperous 2021 season which had enabled him to reach his best ranking, 21st, at the end of the season. year.

Down to 65th in the world, the 27-year-old Italian showed a high level throughout the week and obtained four of his five victories against opponents ranked higher than him.

He in fact dismissed in turn the Russian Aslan Karatsev (39th), the future French retiree Gilles Simon (175th), the American Sebastian Korda (49th) and especially the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (10th and title holder).

Sunday against Bublik (44th in the world), Sonego only trembled once, in the fifth game of the first set, where he found himself trailing 0-40 on his serve before picking up and winning his face-off. to move forward on the scoreboard (3-2).

Source: leparis

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