CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) – Lorenzo Sonego is just one step away from becoming the first Italian in 15 years to claim an ATP Tour clay court title on home soil after beating runner-up Taylor on Saturday Fritz from the USA had defeated to reach the final of the Sardegna Open.
The third-placed Sonego held a spirited comeback from Fritz and beat Laslo Djere from Serbia 6: 4, 5: 7, 6: 1 through.
Sonego was one set and 3-0 ahead – after winning five games in a row – before Fritz made his comeback, but the 25-year-old Italian bounced back to take the third and his first clay court final In the other semifinals it was easier for Djere when he dominated fourth-placed Nikoloz Basilashvili from Georgia and won 6: 2, 6: 0 in a 52-minute game.
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