Cressy wins his first ATP title in Newport

The American disposed of Kazakh Tanaïs Alexander Bublik on Sunday in the final of the Newport tournament.

American Maxime Cressy won the first ATP title of his career by beating Kazakh Alexander Bublik 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday in the final of the Newport grass tournament. Cressy, 25, born in France and who played for his native country until he became a naturalized American in 2018, had reached the first two ATP finals of his career earlier this season, losing to Rafael Nadal at the Melbourne tournament in January and against compatriot Taylor Fritz at Eastbourne last month.

Cressy closes in the Top 30

For the Franco-American, the third final will have been good by defeating Alexander Bublik, also 25, who had lost his first four ATP finals, including the first already in Newport in 2019, before winning his first title. in Montpellier last February. Currently 41st in the world, Cressy will reach 32nd place in the ATP rankings on Monday, the best ranking of his career. Bublik (N.42), he will climb to 39th place.


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