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Sinner ankle injury smooths path for Rune book to spot in Sofia final

Holger Rune benefited from the abandonment of Jannik Sinner (5-7, 6-4, 5-2) on Saturday evening and will face Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler in the final

Jannik Sinner Jannik Sinner at the 2022 US Open (Antoine Couvercelle/Panoramic)

Dane Holger Rune, the No 5 seed, moved into the final of the Sofia Open when Italian Jannik Sinner, the top seed, retired at the Arena Armeec Sofia on Saturday.

Rune, ranked No 31, led 5-7, 6-4, 5-2 when Sinner, ranked No 10, pulled out after suffering an ankle injury in the third set.

The 19-year-old Dane will face Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler next.

Earlier in the tournament, Holger Rune won against Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven (7-6 (2), 7-6 (6)), Italian Lorenzo Sonego (6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-3) and Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (6-2, 5-7, 6-4).

The 21-year-old Italian beat Portuguese Nuno Borges (6-3, 6-4) and Australian Aleksandar Vukic (6-2, 6-3) in the previous rounds of the Sofia.

Sofia ATP 250, other semi-final result (Arena Armeec Sofia, EUR 534.555):

* Marc-Andrea Huesler beat Lorenzo Musetti (4): 7-6 (5), 7-5

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