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Sonego beats Bublik at Moselle Open to win 1st title of 2022

Winston-Salem Open - Day 5

WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 24: Lorenzo Sonego of Italy returns a shot from Maxime Cressy of United States during their third round match on day five of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest Tennis Complex on August 24, 2022 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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METZ, France - Lorenzo Sonego clinched his first title of the season by beating Alexander Bublik 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the Moselle Open final.

The 27-year-old Italian did not drop a set all tournament as he won the third title of his career and first on hard courts.

The unseeded Sonego recovered from 0-40 down in the fifth game of the match and secured victory when the seventh-seeded Bublik sent a backhand return long.

He then danced on court as he celebrated a perfect tournament where he also beat defending champion Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals.

Sonego’s win will move him up 21 places in the ATP rankings and into 44th place.