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Jack Draper reaches Boss Open final - preview & how to watch

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22-year-old Jack Draper will compete in his third ATP Final and first on the grass at the Boss Open in Stuttgart.

Draper progressed to the final on Saturday after dispatching former Next Gen champion Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 11 minutes.

He'll go on to face 2021 Wimbledon runner-up and two-time Boss Open champion Matteo Berrettini in the final.

A dominant week from the Brit saw him defeat Sebastian Ofner and Marcos Giron in the opening two rounds. He then went on to pull off arguably his best performance of the week in the quarter-finals against reigning champion Frances Tiafoe, where he put an end to the American's title defence hopes by coming back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(1).

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As a result of his impressive run, Draper is set to become British No.1 for the first time in his career on Monday.

Speaking on reaching the Boss Open final, he said "It’s an amazing feeling (being in the final). Brandon is an incredible player and it’s really great to have played that level of tennis out there.

“I’ll give it my best shot (in the final), everyone here is an incredible player but if I come out and play like I have been there I’ll give myself a good shot of winning."

Draper will be going in pursuit of a career-first ATP Tour title, having come close earlier this year at the Adelaide International where he missed out on the crown to Czech star Jiri Lehecka. The young Brit also reached the final at the Sofia Open at the end of last season.

However, tomorrow will pose a different challenge for the 22-year-old with an in-form Berrettini entering off the back of a commanding 6-4, 6-0 victory over Lorenzo Musetti in the semi-finals.

The Italian has been a force throughout the week, taking down the likes of Roman Safiullin, Denis Shapovalov and Jason Duckworth and dropping just one set en route to the final, which will mark a career-first meeting between Draper and Berrettini.

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Draper isn’t the only Brit who will be contesting silverware in Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon. Doubles star Julian Cash and American Robert Galloway will be in action in the doubles final, where they’re set to take on Brazilian duo Marcelo Melo and Rafael Matos.

Cash and Galloway made a fast start to their grass court season, having recently claimed their second ATP Challenger title of the year at the Lexus Surbiton Trophy and will be looking to add the ATP 250 trophy in Stuttgart to the one they picked up at the Delray Beach Open back in February.

How to watch the Boss Open final

You can watch Draper and Cash live in action at the Boss Open final exclusively on Sky Sports and Now TV.

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