Sonego is still sweet: he will play the final in Vienna against Rublev

The Italian Lorenzo Sonego, who starred in the tournament's bombshell by overwhelming world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic on Friday, prolonged his magical week in Vienna by beating Briton Daniel Evans and reaching the final, He will play against Russian Andrey Rublev, who eliminated South African Kevin Anderson.

Sonego, 42 in the ranking and repechage from the qualifying round, who beat Djokovic 6-2 and 6-1 in the quarterfinals, is one step away from raising his career titles to two. He won in Antalya last year, in the only final he has ever played, and Now he will play in Vienna after beating Briton Daniel Evans, with whom he had never played, 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and twenty minutes.

The transalpine tennis player aims to round off his great week in the final against Russian Andrey Rublev, eighth in the world and one of the fittest players of the year. The Muscovite agreed to the last game at the expense of Anderson, who withdrew with a right thigh injury when Rublev led 6-4 4-1. It will be the fifth final in 2020 for the Russian, fifth seed, who won the previous four, in Saint Petersburg, Hamburg, Adelaide and Doha, trophies that joined those obtained in Moscow in 2019 and Umag in 2017.

Millman, against Mannarino in Kazakhstan

The French Adrian Mannarino, world number 39, and Australian John Millman, 45, will play the Astana tournament on Sunday, after emerging winners of their respective semifinals this Saturday.

Mannarino, third seed of the Kazakh event, beat Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (98) on the fast track (7-5, 6-2), while Millman, the fourth seed, had to work harder to beat American Frances Tiafoe (64) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

“It's very difficult to get to the finals in ATP events,” Millman said after the game. “It was a really unexpected surprise,” he admitted.. The Astana 250 Tournament is played on hard surfaces and distributes 285,000 euros ($ 337,000) in prizes.