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ATP roundup: Pablo Carreno Busta, Filip Krajinovic win in Hamburg

Aug 31, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Filip Krajinovic (SRB) hits the ball against Mikael Ymer (SWE) on day one of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 31, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Filip Krajinovic (SRB) hits the ball against Mikael Ymer (SWE) on day one of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Second-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain defeated Federico Delbonis of Argentina 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Saturday at the Hamburg European Open to advance to the final on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Busta was perfect (4 of 4) saving break points and had a big advantage in second serve opportunities, winning 70 percent (compared to 48 percent for his opponent).

Busta will face No. 6 Filip Krajinovic, who defeated fellow Serbian Laslo Djere 6-4, 6-2. Krajinovic won 74 percent (37 of 50) of his service points against Djere.

Nordea Open

Top seed Casper Ruud dumped Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain 6-1, 6-4 to reach the final of the Nordea Open in Bastad, Sweden.

The Norwegian was strong on returns and notched two aces in the victory. Baena had four double faults.

In the other semifinal, Argentina’s Federico Coria cruised 6-2, 6-1 against Yannick Hanfmann of Germany, winning a combined 29 points on serve returns.

Hall of Fame Open

In an upset at Newport, R.I., No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated No. 1 Alexander Bublik from Russia 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 to make the Hall of Fame Open final.

Alexander recorded 20 aces in the win.

He’ll face American Jenson Brooksby, who upset No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia. Brooksby won 6-3, 7-6 (3), earning 40 first serve points on 49 opportunities.

–Field Level Media