Stefanos Sitsipus defeated Benjamin Bonji

Mallorca Open Live: Stefanos Citcipas reached his first tour-level final on the grass on Friday when he defeated Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 6-4, 6-4 in the Mallorca Championship. The Greek showed great footwork to direct his offensive forehand, while holding his nerves at crucial moments, saving three break points to move forward after one hour 32 minutes. Follow Mallorca Open updates on InsideSport.IN

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The second-seeded, who is making his debut in the ATP 250 event, also defeated Bonji in the Hale grass last week before losing to Australian Nick Kyrgios.

“It was a good match. I am very happy today, ”Citsipas said in his on-court interview. “I played in the final of a Grand Slam a week ago. That year I reached the final at Roland Garros in Lyon. Having that final and continuity of the match worked pretty well. This time is different. We’re talking about a different surface, so we’ll see. “

With his win, Sitsipas have now won a tour-leading 39 wins this season and will face Spaniard Roberto Batista Agut or Swiss qualifier Antoine Beliar which will be his fourth final of the season. The 23-year-old retained his title in Monte Carlo in April on both sides of the final defeat in Rotterdam and Rome.

In a tough first set in Spain, Sitsipas took the decisive step, breaking Bonzi in the ninth game before he took the lead. Encouraged, the Greek continues to find his rhythm from the baseline in the second set. He took an early forehand to take time off from the Frenchman, forcing Bonji to make a mistake when closing the match.

Bonzi did not miss a single set on his way to the semifinals, when he defeated world number 16 Denis Shapovalov in the second round to claim his second-biggest win of his career. It reached the World No. 56 tour-level semifinal for the second time after enjoying the race at the Championship match in Marseille in February.

Mallorca Open Live: Stefanos Sitsipas enters Mallorca Open final, loses to Benjamin Boji in straight sets

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