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Rublev rolls past Fognini, sets up Djokovic duel in Serbia Open final

The Serbia Open’s top two seeds will meet in Sunday’s final

Andrey Rublev Russia’s Andrey Rublev reacts during his third round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner (Panoramic)

Serbia Open | Draw | Order of play

Andrey Rublev brushed aside the challenge of Fabio Fognini to reach the final of the Serbia Open, winning 6-2, 6-2.

He took his second match point to seal his fourth consecutive win over the Italian, needing just one hour and two minutes.

“This will be my third final of the season,” Rublev said afterwards, who has also reached the last two in Marseille and Dubai. “I think I played my best match of the tournament so far – it’s good that every match I’m playing better and better.”

The statistics bore that out; he took four of his eight break points, while Fognini couldn’t convert any of the three he picked up.

Rublev will play Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final – a meeting of the tournament’s top two seeds.

The two have met only once at tour level before, in last year’s Nitto ATP Finals, where Djokovic won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

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