Sonego beats Bublik at Moselle Open to win 1st title of 2022
METZ, France (AP) — Lorenzo Sonego clinched his first title of the season by beating Alexander Bublik 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Moselle Open final on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Italian did not drop a set all tournament as he won the third title of his career and first on hard courts.
The unseeded Sonego recovered from 0-40 down in the fifth game of the match and secured victory when the seventh-seeded Bublik sent a backhand return long.
He then danced on court as he celebrated a perfect tournament where he also beat defending champion Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals.
Sonego’s win will move him up 21 places in the ATP rankings and into 44th place.
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