Today was a day full of strong matches that featured the champions of four tournaments, the Kremlin Cup in men and women in Moscow, the Stockholm Open in Sweden and the European Open in Belgium.
In the women’s final of the Kremlin Cup between Pavlyuchenkova and Bencic, the Swiss did not dispute the forecasts they considered her favorite. Although losing the first set 6-3, it overturned the result of the match by beating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-1 in the set and becoming the first Swiss to win the title since 2000.
In the men’s Kremlin Cup final between Andrey Rublev and Adrian Mannarino, the Russian Rublev prevailed 2-0 sets without leaving room for the French opponent to react. The score was as follows: 6-4,6-0 set. That score crowned him winner of the ATP Cremlin Cup 2019.
Almost at the same time in Stockholm, Sweden, there was another major final for the Intrum Stockholm Open title between Denis Shapovalov and Filip Krajinović. The winner was 20-year-old Canadian Shapovalov in a strong 6-4,6-4 game with Shapovalov scoring 16 aces.
Finally in Antwerp, Belgium, was later the big final between two tennis giants for the European Open trophy, Stan Wawrinka, who after being injured in 2017, is 18th in the world ranking and Andy Murray, the former world’s No. 1 since his injury also in 2017. Scottish Murray responded to Wawrinka’s aggressive game by triumphing 3-6,6-4,6-4 set against the Swiss and winning the first ATP Tour Cup since his risky hip surgery.