Carlos Alcaraz is set to emulate countryman Rafael Nadal as he will become the youngest player to reach the top five since Nadal in 2005.
The 19-year-old Spaniard eased to a 7-6 (2), 6-1 success against Slovakian Alex Molcan and will face Lorenzo Musetti in the Hamburg final on Sunday.
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Alcaraz has won all five of his previous Tour finals, including Masters triumphs in Miami and Madrid earlier this year.
One set closer to the final 💪@carlosalcaraz takes the first 7-6(2) against Molcan.@hamburgopen | #HamburgOpen pic.twitter.com/GUhzQ4uXGt
— ATP Tour (@atptour) July 23, 2022
He will pass Casper Ruud, who reached the Gstaad final on Saturday, in the updated rankings which will be released on Monday.
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Italy’s Musetti reached his first ATP Tour final with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Francisco Cerundolo.
“It means a lot for me,” the 20-year-old said.
“It’s a surprise for me because I was not playing my best tennis last week (in Bastad), so I didn’t expect to be in the final here.”
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