Tommy Paul is through to his first career ATP Tour final.
The 24-year-old New Jersey native beat another U.S. player, eighth-seeded Frances Tiafoe, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Friday in the semifinals of the Stockholm Open.
Tiafoe served for the match at 6-5 in the second set, but Paul pulled even, then won the tiebreaker.
Paul’s final-round opponent will be third-seeded Denis Shapovalov, who won an all-Canadian semifinal against second-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5. Shapovalov is looking for the second title of his career — in the same tournament where he won his first championship in 2019.
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Second-seeded Sebastian Korda edged fourth-seeded Brandon Nakashima 4-3 (3), 2-4, 1-4, 4-2, 4-2 in an all-United States semifinal to reach the title match in Milan, Italy.
Korda finished with a 10-5 edge in aces, though his 30-19 advantage in winners was offset by committing far more errors than Nakashima, 34-12.
Korda, 21, will oppose top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, 18, for the championship. Alcaraz routed sixth-seeded Sebastian Baez of Argentina 4-2, 4-1, 4-2 in the other semifinal match.
The winner between Korda and Alcaraz will capture the second ATP title of his career.
–Field Level Media