Saturday, 16 June 2018

Federer to play Kyrgios in Stuttgart semi

Quarter final day in the Netherlands, Germany and England.



Jeremy Chardy defeated wildcard Mackenzie McDonald 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)

Chardy, who won the ATP Challenger Tour trophy last week at Surbiton, came from behind 2-4 to force the tie break and win.

He will play Matthew Ebden in the semis 

Matthew Ebden defeated Marius Copil 6-3 6-3, continuing his run of no dropped sets this tournament.

Qualifier Bernard Tomic defeated Fernando Verdasco (4) 6-4 7-6(3)

He will play Richard Gasquet in the semis 

Richard Gasquet (2) defeated wildcard Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) 7-6(2) 7-6(4)


Remaining second round matches

Aryna Sabalenka (8) defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 3-6 7-6(5) 6-0

Kirsten Flipkens defeated Kiki Bertens (3) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-1

Qualifier Antonia Lottner defeated Elise Mertens (2) 7-5 6-3

Quarter finals

CoCo Vandeweghe (1) defeated Alison Riske 7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(12)

The top seed saved two match points at 4-6 in the final set tie break, and five more after that.

She will play Aleksandra Krunic in the semis 

Aleksandra Krunic (7) defeated Veronika Kudermetova 6-2 6-2

Kirsten Flipkens defeated Aryna Sabalenka (8) 6-4 6-4

She will play Viktoria Kuzmova in the semis 

Viktoria Kuzmova defeated qualifier Antonia Lottner 6-3 6-2


Roger Federer (1) defeated Guido Pella 6-4 6-4

He will play Nick Kyrgios in the semis 

Nick Kyrgios (4) defeated Feliciano Lopez (8) in his quarter final 

The opening set was a serving exhibition from Kyrgios - 8 aces and just one point surrendered on his first serve which found the mark 67% of the time.

Nick required just the one break point which he converted and proceeded to take the set 6-4.

Roles were reversed in set two with Lopez sending down 6 aces to Kyrgios just 5.

Kyrgios served at a terrific 84% first serve accuracy but it was Lopez who won all but two points on his first delivery and faced no break points.

Again only one break point for the set - Lopez gathered it and converted to level things at 4-6 6-3.

Kyrgios steadied himself for the decider, and despite dropping his first serve percentage dramatically, he won 21 of 27 points on his total serves.

Once more only one break point was achieved and Kyrgios managed to find it, having more of the play throughout the set.

The Australian, on a comeback from a nagging injury leaving him out of the clay court season, has looked solid on a surface suiting his game and he will play Roger Federer in the semis.

The winning score was 6-4 3-6 6-3.

Milos Raonic (7) defeated wildcard Tomas Berdych (3) 7-6(2) 7-6(1)

He will play Lucas Pouille in the semis 

Lucas Pouille (2) defeated Denis Istomin 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3


Ash Barty (1) defeated wildcard Katie Boulter 6-0 6-2 in just under an hour

She will play Naomi Osaka in the semis 

Naomi Osaka (3) defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu (5) 6-4 6-1, winning eight of the last nine games

Johanna Konta (4) defeated Dalila Jakupovic 6-4 6-2

She will play Donna Vekic in the semis 

Donna Vekic (6) defeated Mona Barthel 7-5 6-1

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