Pablo Carreno Busta sets up Moselle Open final against Hubert Hurkacz
It was a very exciting and close match in Metz between Pablo Carreno Busta and native Gael Monfils with the Spaniard squeezing past barely. Monfils is known to play his best indoors and at home which was the case early in this match as well. Serving great and bombing away from the baseline the Frenchman found himself with an early 4-1 lead. However, Busta figured some things out eventually levelling it at 4-4.
The match went on with Carreno Busta playing a little bit better than Monfils who was starting to show some nerves. It was nothing uncommon for Monfils who is prone to breakdowns on the court and one such came late in the set when he was down 5-6. He displayed very little patience and rushed a few shots resulting in errors losing him the set 5-7.
The 2nd set was a classic example of an indoor match between two players who served great. Both players had no issues in winning their service game and they did so with ease. Both served very well, setting themselves up for easy finishes to rallies which resulted in a tiebreak. Monfils began it with a cheap unforced error 0-1 but fought his way back to 4-2 at the changeover.
Monfils won both points on his serve and he had the set seemingly won with 6-3 but on match point he rushed once again and committed an error. Eventually, Carreno Busta won the tiebreak with 10-8 after some stellar defensive display against Monfils who failed to produce a winner when he needed it the most.