The stunning Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (59th worldwide), after his victory over the Croatian Borna Coric (twenty sixth) 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, certified for the ultimate of the ATP 500 indoor event in Rotterdam the place he’ll problem the N .8 world, Andrey Rublev.
The Russian, who stays on a 19-game successful streak in ATP 500 tournaments after his 2020 successes in Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Vienna, will search the go of 4 in this event degree.
He additionally reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open final month and can depart extensively favourite to succeed French Gaël Monfils in the event’s prize listing.
Against Stéfanos Tsitsipas (sixth), the younger 23-year-old Russian proved to be very robust: he twice delighted his opponent’s service in a first spherical which he received 6-3, then dominated the Greek in the decisive recreation of the second to win in 1h37 min.
He will play his tenth last on the circuit (7 titles).
Coming from qualifying, Fucsovics succeeded firstly of the break to interrupt away 2-0. Coric glued again to 3-3, earlier than the Hungarian broke once more to win the primary set 6-4. The second was solely a formality.
Fucsovics, who will play at 29 in the second last of his profession after his title in Geneva on clay in 2018, and Rublev will face one another for the third time.
The Hungarian received the primary assembly, in a Davis Cup play-off in 2017. The Russian took his revenge in the spherical of 16 at Roland Garros in 2020.
Mikhail Youzhny is the final Russian to win the Rotterdam event. It was in 2017.