Pablo Carreño stayed at the gates of his third title of the year, when falling at the end of the ATP 250 of Metz against Hubert Hurkacz by 7-6 (2) and 6-3 in 1h: 20. The Spanish, an all-rounder that wins in the land of Hamburg and Marbella how does he win bronze over rapid at the Tokyo Games, could not with the Pole on the indoor hard court of the French tournament, although it was not far. He fought it.
The Pole, number 13 in the world, showed that due to its power the surface is perfect for him. At 24 years old, this season he has uncovered the titles at the 1,000 Masters in Miami, Delray Beach and now the French 250.
– ATP Tour (@atptour) September 26, 2021
In the first set, he started by breaking the Spanish (30 years and 16th in the ranking), but Hurkacz was able to equalize him and dominated the tiebreaker.. In the second quarter, the Pole started with a break, the man from Gijón countered in the seventh game but again gave up the serve for 6-3.
Carreño is still fighting to be in the ATP Finals (November 14-21 in Turin). He started in 14th place in the race and climbed to step 13 with the final. There are eight seats and Rafa Nadal, ahead and injured, is already ruled out.