Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz and second-seeded Jannik Sinner will face off in the Croatia Open Umag title match after winning their respective semifinal matches on Saturday in Umag, Croatia.
Alcaraz saved 9 of 13 break points during his 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Italy’s Giulio Zeppieri. The Spaniard injured his right ankle during the second set and said afterward that he hopes the condition doesn’t worsen overnight.
Sinner of Italy converted 80.8 percent of his first-serve points while posting a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Italian qualifier Franco Agamenone. Sinner and Alcaraz have split two previous meetings with Sinner beating Alcaraz in four sets in the Wimbledon round of 16 earlier this month.
Third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut converted 69.2 percent of his first-serve points en route to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Austria wild card Filip Misolic to win the title at Kitzbuhel, Austria.
Bautista Agut finished off Misolic in 92 minutes to win his 11th career title. The Spaniard saved all three break points he faced.
Misolic completed a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) semifinal win over Germany’s Yannick Hamfmann before facing Bautista Agut. The match was halted due to heavy rain on Friday with Misolic leading 1-0 in the tiebreak.
–Field Level Media