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Kecmanovic And Hanfmann Set Up ATP Final In Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria: Miomir Kecmanovic ended the run of Swiss qualifier Marc-Andrea Huesler on the Generali Open on Saturday, establishing a last towards Yannick Hanfmann.

Kecmanovic defeated the 303rd-ranked Huesler 6-2, 5-7, 6-Three within the second semifinal, after Hanfmann outlasted Laslo Djere 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a duel between qualifiers.

It was the primary time since 1990 that three qualifiers contested an ATP semifinals. The final qualifier to win a title was Daniil Medvedev on the 2018 Japan Open.

Kecmanovic and Hanfmann are looking for their first profession title after shedding one earlier last — the Serbian in Antalya in 2019 and the German in Gstaad in 2017.

The finalists will meet for the primary time on Sunday.

Kecmanovic led Huesler 6-2, 5-Four however the 47th-ranked Serbian misplaced 5 of the next six video games to search out himself within the deciding set 2-1 and a break down.

However, Kecmanovic was again in command after a 4-Zero run and wrapped up the win on his second match level when Huesler netted a backhand.

Huesler, who had beforehand gained just one ATP match in his profession, beat top-seeded Fabio Fognini and Feliciano Lopez on his technique to his first profession semi.

Hanfmann missed two match factors at 5-Four within the last set towards Djere however closed out the win on his third likelihood within the tiebreaker.

The clay-court event is the primary ATP occasion in Europe since February. A restricted variety of spectators are allowed into the 5,400-capacity stadium.


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