Saturday, 28 April 2018

Tsitsipas sends Thiem out of Barcelona

Quarter final results from Europe included some surprises.


Rafa Nadal (1) defeated qualifier Martin Klizan 6-0 7-5

He will play David Goffin in the semis 

David Goffin (4) defeated Roberto Bautista Agut (8) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-2

Stefano Tsitsipas defeated Dominic Thiem (3) 6-3 6-2

Tsitsipas, ranked 63, has defeated three seeded players in reaching the semis, and has not dropped a set in the tournament so far.

He will play Pablo Carreno Busta 

Pablo Carreno Busta (5) defeated Grigor Dimitrov (2) 6-3 7-6(4)


Wildcard CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Simona Halep (1) 6-4 6-1

She will play Caroline Garcia in the semis

Caroline Garcia (6) defeated Elina Svitolina (3) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

Svitolina had her chances in the second and third sets - she led 3-0 in the second - but could only convert one of eleven break points - Garcia converted all four of her break opportunities.

39 winners for the sixth seed in her third successive win over Svitolina, all of those going the distance, and all with Svitolina taking the opening set in a tie break.

Karolina Pliskova (5) defeated Jelena Ostapenko (4) 5-7 7-5 6-4

She will play Anett Kontaveit in the semis

Anett Kontaveit defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in an epic, taking almost three hours to win 7-5 6-7(6) 6-4

85 winners between the pair, but less unforced errors from Kontaveit probably made the difference in an especially close battle


Aljaz Bedene (5) defeated qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 6-3 2-6 6-2

He will play the winner of the unfinished match between John Millman and lucky loser in qualifying Yannick Maden in the semis 

Andreas Seppi (8) defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 7-6(3)

He will play Marco Cecchinato in the semis

Lucky loser in qualifying Marco Cecchinato defeated Jan-Lennard Struff (7) 5-7 6-4 6-2


Pauline Parmentier defeated Caroline Wozniacki (1) 4-6 6-3 (retired)

She will play Irina-Camelia Begu (7) in the semis 

Irina-Camelia Begu (7) defeated Donna Vekic 3-6 7-6(1) 6-1

Maria Sakkari defeated qualifier Arantxa Rus 6-3 7-6(6)

She will play Polona Hercog in the semis 

Polona Hercog defeated Sveta Kuznetsova (2) 6-1 1-6 7-5

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