Bublik predicts big Fils future
Alexander Bublik's red-hot week in Antwerp was capped in emphatic style on Sunday with a third career title.
The mercurial Kazakh utilised his lethal serve, barely dropping points on his delivery across four matches. In the final Bublik dropped one of 37 first serve points to quell the firepower of Next Gen Frenchman Arthur Fils 6-4, 6-4.
"I was pretty much serving all match,” said Bublik. “I told Arthur I was very lucky to beat him in a final before he becomes the next big thing. That was the only option I had, and I executed it well."
It’s a triumph the world No.30 didn't see coming so soon.
“Honestly, when we won the second title (Halle, in June), I said to my coach, ‘Maybe that’s it, maybe we will never win another one’,” quipped Bublik. "It was the greatest feeling ever, so being here again, winning another title, it means the world to me.”