Puetz/Venus take on Martinez/Sonego in Kitzbühel last
Spurred on by strong Italian support on Friday at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, top runners Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini advanced to the final of the ATP 250 event.
The Italians took a 6-0, 7-6(5) win against Francisco Cabral and Tomislav Brkic to reach their fourth tour-level final of the season. Seeking their seventh title as a team, Bolelli/Fognini have saved all six break points against them, while converting three of the seven break chances.
Sydney and Bastad 2022 champions will face Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in the final, after British/Finnish duo Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez beat second place 6-1, 5-7, 10-8 . The second seeded bid for their third title as a team and second this season (Hamburg).
kitzbü very last set
Two tie-break sets were needed for both semifinals at the Generali Open. Top-class teams Tim Puetz and Michael Venus took a 7-6(6), 7-6(0) win against Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in third, while Pedro Martinez and Lorenzo Sonego were 7-6(9) and 7-6() 2) winners against Robin Haase and Philipp Oswald.
Puetz/Venus did not drop a set en route to Saturday’s final. In contrast, Martinez/Sonego live on the edge all week. As in the semifinals, they won their opening match in two tiebreak sets before surviving a Match Tiebreak in the quarterfinals.