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    Filip Misolic’s Generali Open Closing Dream Held Up By Kitzbühel Rain | ATP Tour

    Filip Misolic’s fairytale run in the direction of a maiden ATP Tour last was placed on a tantalizing maintain by rain after a dramatic day on the Generali Open in Kitzbühel.

    The #NextGenATP Austrian performed one of the best a part of six units in entrance of a raucous house crowd on Friday, engineering two exceptional comebacks to maneuver to inside six factors of the ultimate in his first tour-level match on the clay-court ATP 250 occasion.

    The wild card led Yannick Hanfmann 6-2, 2-6, 6-6 (1/0) when heavy rain introduced play to an in depth simply because the deciding-set tie-break began within the Austrian Alps. Misolic had trailed 2020 finalist Hanfmann 1-4 within the third set earlier than rallying, and the pair will return on Saturday to finish their first ATP Head2Head assembly.

    The winner is then set to face Roberto Bautista Agut within the championship match, after the third seed defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 7-6(3) to succeed in his third tour-level last of the yr.

    Misolic had begun the day with a tense 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win in opposition to Dusan Lajovic in a quarter-final conflict delayed from Thursday because of rain. The house favorite recovered a 2-6, 3-5 deficit to upset the previous World No. 23, together with his thrilling model of shotmaking often bringing the passionate house crowd to their ft.

    Previous to his quarter-final win in opposition to Lajovic, Misolic had prevailed in opposition to Daniel Dutra da Silva after which Pablo Andujar in Kitzbühel. The World No. 205, who was born in Austria to Croatian mother and father, has proven good type on the clay already this yr, lifting his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title on the floor in Zagreb in Could.

    Misolic and Hanfmann’s cliffhanger conflict is the second assembly between the pair within the house of 12 days, after the German was a 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 winner within the first spherical of qualifying for final week’s EFG Swiss Open Gstaad.

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