Federico Coria (77th) defeated Yannick Hanfmann (107th) in the semi-finals in Bastad and will play the first ATP final of his career. At 29, the Rosario is living a dream, plus the recent classification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
This achievement means that there will be a new Coria in the ATP final for the first time since September 25, 2005., when Guillermo, his brother, disputed the definition of the ATP of Beijing against a certain Rafael Nadal (3rd): It had been the Spanish victory by 5-7, 6-1 and 6-2.
In that year, Nadal and Coria met in three consecutive finals: Rome, Monte Carlo and Beijing, being in all victories of the Mallorcan.
The last time a Coria lifted an ATP trophy was in Umag, on July 31, also 2005. On that occasion, Guillermo beat Carlos Moya by 6-2, 4-6 and 6-2. Fede, this Sunday, will seek to cut the streak.