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Alcaraz can also do it on grass – Bublik reaches the final in Halle – tennis

Alcaraz can also do it on grass – Bublik reaches the final in Halle – tennis

Carlos Alcaraz in the Queen’s Final. © APA / afp / ADRIAN DENNIS

Young tennis star Carlos Alcaraz reached his first ATP final on grass at the Wimbledon prep tournament at London’s Queen’s Club. If he wins a tournament on Sunday, the Spaniard will be world number 1 again. In Halle, Aleksander Bublik, who reached the semifinals without a fight after being knocked out by Jannik Sener in the quarterfinals, reached the final.

The 20-year-old Spaniard Alcaraz had no problems in 6:3,6:4 with unseeded American Sebastian Korda in the semi-finals. And on Sunday, Alcaraz will meet Australian Alex de Minaur, who surprisingly eliminated second seed Dan Holger Rohn 6: 3, 7: 6 (2).

With his ATP 500 title win, valued at €2.345 million, Alcaraz will once again be number one in the world rankings ahead of Novak Djokovic. “I feel better from game to game and I have the feeling that I have been playing on grass for 10 years,” said Alcaraz, who was relatively inexperienced in the field of beaches.

Alexander Bublik won his semifinal against Alexander Zverev in Halle. © APA / afp / CARMEN JASPERSEN

The final match at the ATP tournament in Hull is one of the Eastern European championships: Russia’s Andrei Rublev meets Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) 6: 3.6: 4 against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik, who beat German Alexander Zverev 6: 3.7: 5 in his place. Bublik was Janik Sener’s opponent in the quarterfinals. South Tyrol was forced to abandon the match shortly after the start of the second set.