Cressy Serves Past Rune, Sets Sinner Final In Montpellier

by Staff | February 11th, 2023, 8:10 pm
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Maxime Cressy is American but has roots in France, and today he become French.

In semifinal play in Montpellier, Cressy bounced The top seeded Holger Rune in three sets 7-5, 6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-4). Cressy’s rode his serve to the title. He never face a break point against the world No. 9 finishing with 15 aces, 10 doubles, he won 65/74 (88%) of first serves, 14/26 (54%) on second serves.

Cressy took the lone service break of the match by either player to win the first set 7-5.

Rune ended with eight aces, had three doubles, won 71/90 (79%) on first service points, 8/14 (57%) on second serves, but couldn’t scrap a break point.

Maxime Cressy is now to 2-9 against Top 10 players. Cressy and Rune have now split two head-to-head tour-level meetings.

Cressy moves into his 4th career final. Rune was bidding his 6th career final.

Cressy will now face the 2nd-seeded Jannik Sinner who topped Frenchman Arthur Fils 7-5, 6-2. Sinner hit five aces, won 34/40 (85%) on first service points, was 3 of 7 on break chances and also never dropped serve.

Sinner took hold of the match breaking for 6-5 in the first, then serving it out and breaking again to start the second against the 163rd-ranked Fils who was seeking a first ATP final.

Sinner advances his 8th career final. He’ll bid for a seventh career title while Cressy seeks a second. The two have never played before.

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