Bolt To Face Sinner For Lexington Challenger Title

Alex Bolt (photo: Charlie Baglan)

LEXINGTON, August 4, 2019

No. 2 Alex Bolt of Australia and No. 3 seed Jannik Sinner from Italy will compete in Sunday’s title match of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships. Both breezed through their semi-final matches on Saturday without being broken and only facing a pair of break points between them.

Bolt defeated Lloyd Glasspool from Great Britain 6-3, 6-2 on Court one in just over an hour’s time before Sinner powered through No. 13th seeded US-American JC Aragone, winning 6-2, 6-4. The second semi-final lasted 69 minutes.

Bolt won the only previous meeting with the Italian teenager in the first round of the qualifying at Wimbledon this year. The lefty from Australia could clinch his third title on the ATP Challenger Tour. Sinner is seeking his second trophy following his maiden triumph in Bergamo earlier this season.

Later in the day, the doubles champions were crowned, as top seeds Diego Hidalgo from Ecuador and US-American Martin Redlicki defeated Roberto Maytin of Venezuela and Jackson Withrow from the United States 6-2, 6-2. The encounter lasted 48 minutes.