The Serbian Filip Krajinovic reached in the tournament of Stockholm third final of his career at the expense of Spanish Pablo Carreño, fifth favorite, which he won in three sets (4-6, 6-3 and 6-3) in the semifinal match that lasted two hours and ten minutes. The Balkan aspires in the Swedish competition to his first title. Bucapest finalist this year, when he was overtaken by Italian Matteo Berretini, was on the verge of success at the 2017 Paris 1000 Masters.
Krajinovic frustrated the expectations of Pablo Carreño, who won the first set but could not avoid the reaction of the Balkan afterwards. The Spaniard, 35 of the ATP ranking, intended in Stockholm to achieve his fifth trophy, the second of this season after Chengdu, in his only final of 2019. But Carreño, who maintained the type for much of the third set, lost his serve in the ninth game of the partial. Krajinovic did not waste the occasion, consolidated the break and closed the match.
It will be in Stockholm
Third ATP final for Krajinovic throughout his career
The Serbian tennis player, 60 of the world, will play the title against the winner of the duel between the Japanese Yuichi Sugita and the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, fourth seeded.