Lorenzo Sonego, who starred in the bombshell of the tournament by taking out the number one in the world, Novak Djokovic, extended his magical week in Vienna by defeating Daniel Evans and reach the final, who will dispute against the Russian Andrey Rublev, who eliminated South African Kevin Anderson.
Sonego, 42 in the ranking and Lucky Loser from the qualifying phase, who edged Djokovic 6-2 6-1 in the quarterfinals, is one step away from raising his career titles to two. He won in Antalya last year, in the only final he has played, and now he will play in Vienna after beating the British, with whom he had never played, 6-3 and 6-4 in an hour and twenty minutes.
The Italian aims to round off his great week in the final against Russian Rublev, eighth in the world and one of the fittest players of the year. The Muscovite agreed to the last match at the cost of Anderson, who retired with a right thigh injury when Rublev was winning 6-4 4-1.
It will be the fifth final in 2020 for the Russian, fifth seed, who won the previous four, in Saint Petersburg, Hamburg, Adelaide and Doha, trophies that joined those obtained in Moscow in 2019 and Umag in 2017.