On Sunday, he confirmed this performance by dominating Alexander Bublik (7-6 , 6-2, in 1h26). On the way to the title, Sonego didn’t give up a set. And the 65th in the world will only have lost his serve three times in five games. He thus pocketed the third title of his career on hard indoors, the third on a different surface after Antalya 2019 (grass) and Cagliari 2021 (clay).
Bublik tried to save a double break point with the handle of his racquet
It is thanks to the quality of his commitment that he gets out of his only bad patch of the game. During the fifth game of the first set, he must indeed dismiss three break points. He achieved this with authority, thus demonstrating an emotional stability superior to that of his adversary. Two superb well-negotiated points later gave him the decisive game, 7 points to 3. He had done the hard part.
Bublik indeed completely lost the thread during the second round. He thus yielded his service at 1 everywhere, by redacting an easy backhand volley, then scuttled himself by playing (and losing) with the handle of the racket a double break ball. Obviously, the Kazakh, 44th in the world, was no longer there… He thus lost his sixth final out of seven disputed. Thanks to its success, Sonego, 21st in the world less than a year ago, still 32nd before Wimbledon, will return to the top 50, in 44th place, on Monday.
Lorenzo Sonego has become the 4th Italian in Metz to win a title this season, after Matteo Berrettini (Stuttgart, Queen’s), Lorenzo Musetti (Hamburg) and Jannik Sinner (Umag).