Zverev Stunned By Bublik In Montpellier Final

by Staff | February 6th, 2022, 5:24 pm
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Alexander Zverev’s hopes for a first title of 2022 were dashed in stunning fashion by the entertaining and often unpredictable Alexander Bublik who collected his crown with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over the German.

The heavily favored Zverev couldn’t handle the Kazakh’s serve as Bublik cracked eight aces and lost just four points on first serve. He also got no rhythm from the drop-shotting Bublik.

Zverev had four aces to go with three double faults, but won just 76% of his first derves.

Bublik had never won a tour final (0-4) nor defeated a Top 5 player (0-6). But he’s never lost to Zverev, now improving to 2-0.

“I played four finals before and [in] the fifth final I have won against a great player against Sascha,” Bublik said. “It is great. All my game together. I was serving well and returned well and kept my nerve. I was lucky in the moments and when I had my chances I used them.”

Bublik, who also beat the No. 2 seed Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 5 Filip Krajinovic, took home his first career title.

“They have just got me a magnum of champagne, but I have a tournament coming up, so I have to take care of my body,” Bublik said.

Zverev missed out on a 20th and a second at Montpellier after 2017. He had finished 2021 with an ATP finals title, but fell to Felix Auger-Aliassime at the ATP Cup, Denis Shapovalov in the Australian Open fourth round and now a loss to the world No. 35 Bublik.

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