Maxime Cressy won the ATP 250 in Newport, in the last round on grass-court before the North American trip to the chard-courts, in a context that is practically perfect for him. The 25-year-old defeated Kazakhstan Alexander Bublik in the final with the final score of 2-6 6-3 7-6 (3).
He will be number 33 and therefore on the doorstep of a seed in New York. But returning to Bublik, the Kazakh surprised the whole Newport crowd with a simply crazy shot in the semifinal won against Australian Jason Kubler.
Kubler, during a phase of the semifinal, served well and tried to close a swap with a smash. Bublik managed with a backhand to intercept and even win the point. Definitely the best point of the match, to which the native boy from Gatchina cheered with a bow to the crowd.
After Casper Ruud, Aslan Karatsev and Pablo Carreno Busta, Francisco Cerundolo completes the work on the clay of Bastad with the victory in the final against his countryman Sebastian Baez.
The player born in 1998 condenses the vast majority of difficulties during the first set and which spreads in the second setting the success at 7-6 (4) 6-2.