Saturday, 30 June 2018

Men’s semis over in Antalya and Eastbourne

Eastbourne and Antalya men’s semi finals were held today


Lukas Lacko defeated Marco Cecchinato (4) 6-3 6-4

Lacko achieved his highest world ranking of 44 in January 2013.

He has reached the third round of Wimbledon in 2012 where he was stopped by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and 2016, where as a qualifier he made it to the main draw and beat Lorenzi and Karlovic before Marin Cilic defied his progress.

He has won 12 Challenger Tour titles from 21 finals, including recently two in November 2017 and one in May this year.

He will play Mischa Zverev in the final

Mischa Zverev defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 7=6(9) 6-4

Zverev leads the head to head against Lacko 4-2, but five of those matches were played in 2006-2013.

2006 - Germany Futures

2007 - Wroclaw and Istanbul Challengers 

All won by Zverev 

2012 - Doha ATP 250 qualifying 

2013 - Le Gosier Challenger 

Both won by Lacko

The most relevant match between the pair was the opening round in Halle last year, on grass, where Zverev won 6-4 6-4. 


Damir Dzumhur (2) defeated Jiri Vesely 6-3 7-6(1)

He will play Adrian Mannarino in the final

Adrian Mannarino (1) defeated wildcard Gaël Monfils (4) in a battle of the Frenchman over two hours 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4

Mannarino leads the head to head against Dzumhur 2-0, but it means little since those matches were a Sarajevo Challenger in 2013 and the 2014 Winston-Salem ATP 250 tournament.

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