- Kazakhstan Tennis Federation: A Kazakh tennis player wins the prestigious ATP 500 title and soars up the world rankings
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan's number 1 and men's national team leader Alexander Bublik has won a prestigious Terra Wortmann Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany.
In the final, Bublik defeated world number 7 Russian Andrey Rublev in a close match: 6:3, 3:6, 6:3. The match was played on grass and lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes. Bublik has hit 21 aces and has won two break points from six..
Bulat Utemuratov, President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, commented on Bublik's success saying: "Congratulations to Alexander Bublik on the next step in his tennis career - the first ATP 500 title. He achieved a great victory for himself and for the good of the development of tennis in our country, since it is a role model for the younger generations".
It is the second major ATP singles title of his career for the Kazakh tennis player and his first success at an ATP-500 tournament.
With the victory at the Terra Wortmann Open, he has reached 26th place in the ATP ranking. His previous highest ranking had been 30, reached in February 2022.
Utemuratov also noted: "On his way to the final match, [Bublik] got rid of very strong opponents, and in the final, with maximum effort, he defeated world number 7 Andrey Rublev. I wish our number 1 player, Alexander Bublik, more successes and new achievements".
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