The Italian had a perfect week in Metz and on Sunday, he claimed his first ATP Tour title for 2022. The match lasted 87 minutes, completing a run to the title without ever dropping a set.
“I improved my tennis every day, and I’m really happy for this match and this tournament,” said Sonego in his on-court interview.
“I like the atmosphere here, it was unbelievable today and yesterday and this week. It’s really tough to play against Alexander, because he is an unbelievable player with an amazing serve, good talent, and it is always tough to play him.”
This was the fifth tour-level final of his career, his first since June 2021. It was a hard-fought opening set but he eventually edged Bublik to make it to a win.
“This is an emotional moment for me because I had a tough year,” said Sonego. His record for the 2022 season now stands at 23-24.
“Now I’m going to enjoy this moment,” he added.
At the trophy ceremony, Bublik was jolly despite the loss. He said:
“Big congrats to Lorenzo. It’s always a pleasure to lose against you, as I told you at the net!”
“Thanks to my team, thanks to everyone for supporting me and I was happy to be back in the finals in France.”