Cressy Serves Past Rune, Sets Sinner Final In Montpellier
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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