(Stuttgart) Frances Tiafoe will make her first grass-court final, having had the last laugh against Marton Fucsovics in Stuttgart on Saturday.
The American beat the Hungarian 6-3, 7-6 (11), after saving six set points in the deadlock.
Tiafoe won three in a row after trailing 11-10, securing the win with a brilliant return of serve.
“It was a crazy match, especially the second set,” said Tiafoe, 12th in the world. I’m just glad I took it. »
Qualified player, Fucsovics surprised Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals on Friday.
In the final, Tiafoe will play against Jan-Lennard Struff, scorer of Hubert Hurkacz, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-3. Struff is 24th at the ATP.
Tiafoe is 2-4 in the final round. He played in the final most recently in April in Houston, then beating Tomas Martín Etcheverry on clay.