TENNIS

Qatar Open 18-Year-Old Mensik Books Maiden ATP Tour Final In Doha

18-year-old Jakub Mensik advanced to his first ATP tour final following an entertaining Qatar Open win over French veteran and wildcard Gael Monfils.

Mensik, who is playing in just his third tour-level event, claimed a 6-4 1-6 6-3 victory to become the youngest ATP finalist since Carlos alcaRaz in Umag in 2021.

Up next for the Czech is second seeded Russian Karen Khachanov, who saw off Australia’s Alexei Popyrin 7-6 6-2.