Serbian Filip Krajinovic reached his first ATP Tour final since 2019 on Saturday at the Hamburg European Open as he continued his strong week by overcoming countryman Lalso Djere 6-4, 6-2.
The sixth seed, who equalled his career-best victory in the quarter-finals against World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, dictated throughout, breaking Djere three times to advance in one hour and 35 minutes. He will next face either second-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta or Federico Delbonis in the championship match.
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Krajinovic will be seeking his first ATP Tour title on Sunday. The 29-year-old has previously reached finals at the Rolex Paris Masters (2017), the Hungarian Open and the Intrum Stockholm Open (both 2019).The sixth seed made a fast start, breaking in the opening game as he moved 3-1 ahead. Krajinovic fired 26 backhand winners past Tsitsipas on Friday, and continued similarly against Djere as he struck an array of winners past the 26-year-old. He closed out the first set on serve and continued to play consistently in the second set, committing just seven unforced errors in the match.
Source: Tennis – ATP World Tour