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Alexander Bublik first participant in ATP Tour historical past to attain this distinctive feat

© Getty Photos Sport – Julian Finney

Alexander Bublik has achieved a really uncommon and distinctive feat because the Kazakh is the primary participant in ATP Tour historical past to win a title after dropping the opening set in every of his matches performed en path to the title, by way of Jeu, Set et Maths.

Bublik, who was seeded at No. 2 in Montpellier, this previous week lifted his fourth ATP title. On Sunday, Bublik did not make an excellent begin to the Montpellier last however labored his means again into the match and ended up successful the title after staging a 5-7 6-2 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Coric.

Earlier than coming again to beat Coric within the last, Bublik registered three comeback wins earlier within the match. After a first-round bye, Bublik survived an actual thriller towards Denis Shapovalov within the Montpellier round-of-16 as he saved three match factors earlier than sealing a 1-6 7-6 (12) 6-3 win.

After incomes a 4-6 6-3 6-4 comeback win over Alexander Shevchenko within the Montpellier quarterfinal, Bublik additionally accomplished a comeback within the semifinal to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 4-6 6-4 6-4.

How Bublik got here again to beat Coric within the Montpellier last?

Towards Coric, Bublik had a 4-1 lead and an opportunity to go up by a double break within the first set however missed out on two consecutive break factors within the sixth sport. Bublik then suffered a shocking collapse as he acquired damaged within the seventh and eleventh video games and ended up shedding the opener regardless of having a lead.

Nevertheless, Bublik managed to bounce again initially of the second set, breaking Coric within the fourth sport. With Coric down 5-2 and serving to remain within the second set, Bublik broke the Croatian once more to ship the match right into a decider.

Alexander Bublik
Alexander Bublik© Getty Photos Sport – Julian Finney


After simply successful the second set, Bublik additionally began the third set with a break and a 3-0 lead. Within the the rest of the set, Bublik saved a complete of break factors earlier than serving out for the title within the ninth sport.



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