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Eastbourne | Lacko and Zverev going for their first title

The men’s Nature Valley International will be contested between Lukas Lacko, following his 6-3 6-4 defeat of Marcos Cecchinato 6-3 6-4 and Mischa Zverev, who beat Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6(9) 6-4.

For the 30-year-old world No.94, Lacko – who scored the biggest win of his career when he beat world No.11 Schwartzman in the second round – making the final was a surprise as he expected a tougher match.

I pretty much knew what he was going to do during the match, but it wasn’t coming; he kept missing and he didn’t serve well, and I was expecting moments where he’d grow into the game Lukas Lacko

“I expected a little bit more from Cecchinato,” the Slovak said. “I didn’t see him play like he did in his first two matches.

“I pretty much knew what he was going to do during the match, but it wasn’t coming; he kept missing and he didn’t serve well, and I was expecting moments where he’d grow into the game.

“But he was missing too much today; easy shots, and my performance was solid. I saw he was struggling so I didn’t want to make any silly moves or decisions, just tried and take my chances.”

He now faces Zverev in what will be their second meeting when he will have the chance to avenge a loss to the German as bth players go for their first ever ATP title.

“It wasn’t easy to play as he was a tricky opponent,” said Zverev of his clash with Kukushkin. “[How I do tomorrow] depends who’s going to be more nervous. (Lacko) could play above his own level and play incredible tennis or not – in the final anything can happen, and hopefully I’ll go out there and not regret anything afterwards.”




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