Matteo Berrettini and Filip Krajinovic to contest Hungarian Open final
Matteo Berrettini and Filip Krajinovic will battle it out for the 2019 Hungarian Open trophy after both booked their places in the final with two-set wins.
Italian Berrettini upset fifth seed Laslo Djere 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 14 minutes to reach his first final since he won the Swiss Open in July 2018.
Berrettini, who came into the tournament on the back of a five-match losing streak on the ATP Tour, broke in game three of the first set and in games one and five of the second to reach his third final.
“I’m serving really good,” the 23-year-old said. “I hope tomorrow my weapons — my forehand and my serve — will help me to beat him.
“He’s a great guy. He’s playing really good coming from the qualies, so he has a lot of confidence. He was Top 30, so he knows how to play tennis. I think it’s going to be a great final.”
Krajinovic saw off the challenge of Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, winning 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour.
“I didn’t expect this coming from qualies. Playing in a final, it’s a big achievement for me,” Krajinovic said.
“I think I played really well today. I served really well and I’m really happy. I will enjoy tomorrow.”
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