Jack Draper became the youngest Briton to reach an ATP Tour final since Andy Murray in 2009 when he defeated third-seeded German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-4 on Friday at the Sofia Open.
The 21-year-old played front-foot tennis throughout the 84-minute clash, firing 10 aces to extend his winning streak to nine matches at all levels, having triumphed at an ATP Challenger Tour event in Italy last week.
Draper has yet to drop a set all week in Sofia and is up 22 spots to No. 60 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings following his 19th tour-level win of the season.
The lefty, who reached tour-level semi-finals in Eastbourne (2022) and in Adelaide (2023), will face Paval Kotov or second-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the final on Saturday at the ATP 250.
Did You Know?
A then-21-year-old Murray advanced to his maiden tour-level title match in Miami in 2009.