Alexander Bublik topples Marcel Granollers 7-65 3-6 6-4 in the semifinal in Newport on Saturday. Bublik will face John Isner in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Bublik had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Granollers in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Yet, that was not enough for Bublik to win the set since Marcel succeeded in breaking back in the 6th (2-4) and in the 8th (4-4) game. Alexander kept his cool before winning the set at the tiebreak at 5.

A crucial moment of the match was when the Kazakhstani won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

However also Marcel won 5 consecutive games from 0-4 to 5-4

2nd set.

Granollers had a favorable start in this set after breaking Bublik in the 1st game (1-0). The Spaniard extended his lead after breaking the Kazakhstani in the 9th (6-3) game before winning the set.

3rd set.

There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that Alexander conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).

Alexander won this encounter even if he won less points than Marcel (89 vs. 96).

The Kazakhstani blasted 10 aces and he committed 14 double faults. Alexander was pretty focused in converting 50% of the break points that he procured (3/6). On the other side, the Spaniard was exceptional in converting all the break points (4/4). Notwithstanding, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this match, the head to head between Bublik and Granollers is 1-0 for Alexander.

1st
Bublik
Granollers
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Bublik
Granollers
3-6
3
6
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
3rd
Bublik
Granollers
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Next Match: Alexander Bublik vs. John Isner – H2H and stats

Bublik will take on Isner in the final.

There is no head to head record between Alexander Bublik and John Isner since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other at pro level.

Alexander Bublik in Newport

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