2022 Open Sud de France: Bublik’s best performance ends in a maiden title

MONPELLIER, France – Alexander Bublik (KAZ) upset World No. 3 Alexander Zverev to win his first-ever title on the ATP Tour.

“I played four finals before and [in] the fifth final I have won against a great player against Sascha,” Bublik said. “It is great. All my game together. I was serving well and returned well and kept my nerve. I was lucky in the moments and when I had my chances, I used them.”

With the victory, Bublik moved up four spots to a career-high ranking of 31. It was Bublik’s first win over a top-5 opponent.

Road to the Title
Round of 32: def. Tallon Griekspoor, 7-6, 7-6
Round of 16: def. Pierre Hugues Herbert, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
Semifinals: def. Filip Krajinovic, 6-4, 6-2
Finals: def. Alexander Zverev, 6-4, 6-3

Alexander’s Gear
Racquet: EZONE 98
String: POLYTOUR PRO 125
Bag: Pro Series Bag
Overgrip: Super Grap