Andrey Rublev and Sebastian Korda, will star in the final of the Gijón Open

Andrey Rublev and Sebastian Korda, will star in the final of the Gijón Open

Photos: @GijónOpen

The red carpet of the Palacio de Deportes La Guía will dress up this Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to receive the protagonists of a historic final: the first of the Gijon Open – ATP 250 between the Russian Andrey Rublev and the American Sebastian Korda. The winner will raise the “Las Letronas” trophy.

Nearly 5,000 people have witnessed live this Saturday’s semifinals in which Andrey Rublev has beaten the Austrian Dominic Thiem in a spectacular duel with a double 6-4, and Sebastian Korda to the revelation of the tournament: the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech 7 -6(2) 6-3.

Rublev arrives at the event as a great favorite due to his status as world No. 9 and first seed in the tournament. In front of him, a Sebastian Korda who, if he won, would approach his best position in the Top-30.

The two finalists have only seen each other once in competition. It was last year in the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami, with victory for the Russian in two very tight sets (7-5 ​​7-6).

Rublev:I hope I can give my best

For Rublev it will be his fourth final of the season. In the previous three, he raised the winner’s trophy in Belgrade, Dubai and Marseille. He doesn’t know what it’s like to lose an indoor final either, as he has won all five he has played to date.

I don’t know, honestly. Korda is young and he is playing super well”, he has analyzed about his rival tomorrow. “This week I’m playing really well. I don’t want to talk too much but tomorrow is the last match and I hope I can give my best and show good tennis.

Repeat: “a lot of good things are happening

Sebastian Korda, 22 years old and a native of Brandeton (Florida), will play his third final on the circuit, the first of this 2022. Last season he premiered his record in Parma and was a Delray Beach finalist.

I have played very good games against great rivals. I really enjoy playing indoors and here too. The public has been phenomenal, there are always many people. A lot of good things are happening and now I only have one game left.” has stated the current No. 47 in the world ranking.

ORDER OF PLAY – Sunday, October 15, 2022

center track

11:00 am
N. Lammons (USA) / J. Withrow (USA) vs. M. González (ARG) / A. Molteni (ARG)

Not before 1:30 p.m.
[1] A. Rublev vs S. Korda (USA)

RESULTS – Saturday, October 15

SINGLES – Semifinals
[1] A. Rublev to D. Thiem (AUT) 64 64
S. Korda (USA) and A. Rinderknech (FRA) 76(2) 63

DOUBLES – Semifinal
N. Lammons (USA) / J. Withrow (USA) a S. Gille (BEL) / F. Martin (FRA) 64 64

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