ATP roundup: Sebastian Korda reaches Astana final
Posted on: 02 Oct, 2023 at 04:20 PM
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
No. 5 seed Sebastian Korda rallied to reach the Astana Open final and will battle No. 6 Adrian Mannarino of France for the title on Tuesday in Kazakhstan.
Korda outlasted Serbia's Hamad Medjedovic 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in 2 hours and 49 minutes during Monday's first semifinal. Korda (18 aces) and Medjedovic (16) both held serve throughout the match, with the American finishing with a 122-112 edge in total points won.
Standing in the way of Korda's second ATP title is Mannarino, a three-time tour winner who converted all four of his break points and breezed to a 6-4, 6-2 win against Austria's Sebastian Ofner on Monday.
World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain advanced to the semifinals in Beijing with a 6-4, 6-2 win against seventh-seeded Casper Ruud of Denmark.
Alcaraz overcame an early 0-3 deficit and improved to 12-1 in quarterfinals this season by breaking Ruud's serve four times and finishing with 30 winners to 14 unforced errors.
Up next for Alcaraz is No. 6 Jannik Sinner of Italy, who held off Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Meeting in the other semifinal will be second-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia and No. 8 Alexander Zverev of Germany. Zverev defeated Chile's Nicolas Jarry 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Monday.
--Field Level Media