Top-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany needed just 50 minutes on Friday to complete a 6-1, 6-0 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino to reach the semi-finals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
Zverev had an 8-0 edge in aces in the easy quarter-final victory. He will next face Sweden’s Mikael Ymer, who knocked out Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in another quarter-final match.
Sixth-seeded Alexander Bublik from Kazakhstan had 26 aces while superiorly second-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) in his quarterfinal. Bublik will face fifth-seeded Filip Krajinovic after the Serbs won 7-5, 6-2 over Bosnian qualifier Damir Dzumhur.
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Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak had seven aces when he won 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 over second-seeded Italian Lorenzo Musetti in a quarter-final victory in Pune, India.
Majchrzak will face sixth-seeded Finn Emil Ruusuvuori, who defeated fourth-seeded Czech Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4. Vesely had a 12-5 edge in the ace but made five double errors while Ruusuvuori had none.
Portugal’s Joao Sousa won 6-2, 6-3 over fifth-seeded German Daniel Altmaier. Sousa will face Swedish qualifier Elias Ymer, who won 6-4, 7-6 (4) over eighth-seeded Italian Stefano Travaglia.
Sixth-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain saved eight of nine break points en route to a quarter-final 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over fourth-seeded Italian Lorenzo Sonego in Cordoba, Argentina.
Ramos-Vinolas will face Argentine wildcard Juan Ignacio Londero in the semifinals. Londero defeated the lucky loser Nikola Milojevic from Serbia 6-4, 7-5.
–Field Level Media