1995 Davis Cup finalist, former world number nine Andrei Chesnokov believes the Russian tennis player Roman Safioulline should soon become the winner of the ATP tournament.
On Tuesday, Safiullin lost to German Alexander Zverev with a score of 7:6 (7:2), 6:7 (5:7), 3:6 in the deciding match of the ATP 250 tournament in Chengdu, China. For the 26-year-old Russian, this final was the first of his career in ATP competitions.
— Zverev was the favorite of the match. It was the first final at the ATP level for Safiullin. Roman’s successes grew throughout the year, with the quarter-finals at Wimbledon standing out. With the kind of play Safiullin showed, he should win a tournament at the ATP level in the near future. It’s a shame that Roman didn’t bring the match to a victorious ending today. But reaching the final is also a great success for Roman. “I saw how very difficult it was for Zverev to play against Safiullin,” RB Sport quotes Chesnokov.
Source : MatchTV
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