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ITF Doboj: Sorge reached his first men’s final at the age of 17 – ÖTV

ITF Doboj: Sorge reached his first men’s final at the age of 17 – ÖTV

Four weeks ago, he had reached his first semi-final in Monastir, and now Sebastien Surgier is even better: at just 17, the great young talent from Austria has reached the final of an international men’s tournament at the Dupuy Open. . The youngster of Styria (ATP 881) just had to concede defeat to top seed Turk Erji Kerkin (ATP 438) 6:7(5), 5:7 in the title fight at the ITF M15 clay court event in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the first set, Surgier fought from a deficit of 1: 4 with a double break and 3: 5, but eventually lost in a tie-break. In the second round, his opponent used his only break opportunities to win in the twelfth game.

Sorge had previously had convincing performances, starting from the previous week, at that time in the Round of 16 in Osijek (Croatia), he eliminated the Italian 7th seed Lorenzo Bocchi (ATP 693), this time 7: 5, 6: 3. This was followed by 7 : 6 (6), 6: 2 after defending a set piece against Argentine qualifier Lucio Carnevale (ATP 1609). In the quarter-finals he also defeated the Swiss Mirko Martinez (ATP 586), who ranked second, with a score of 6: 1, 7: 5 without losing a set, as in the semi-finals of Ukraine Vyacheslav Belinsky (ATP 686), the number three in the list Seeds, 6:4, 6:1. Only the last move should not work for the senior international coup. However, Sorgier has eight ATP points with him and will greatly improve his previous career high of 857th in the world rankings and will be ranked 770th next Monday.

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Former world number 17 ranked Sorger coach. Former ÖTV sports director Gilbert Schaller gave a satisfactory summary of this tournament week to ÖTV: “Sebastien certainly finds solutions in the matches, how he interacts with the opponent – ​​and in an independent way. Personally, that was what impressed me the most.” Also on some important details that he needs to continue working on. He’s looking forward to working through those.”

Here are all the results from the ITF M15 tournament in Dubuj.