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Vukic reaches first ATP semifinal in Atlanta | 29 July, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Aleksandar Vukic’s breakthrough week in Atlanta has continued with a win over Christopher Eubanks within the quarterfinals. Alexei Popyrin is thru to the Umag semifinals.

Atlanta, United States, 29 July 2023 | Matt Trollope

Atlanta, USA

Aleksandar Vukic has continued his good week on American arduous courts by outplaying Christopher Eubanks to achieve the Atlanta semifinals.

It’s Vukic’s first ever tour-level semifinal, and it got here because of a 6-4 6-4 win over Eubanks, the latest Wimbledon quarterfinalist.

Eubanks could have been the better-known and extra highly-fancied prospect, particularly given he had the backing of a house crowd.

However Vukic improved his head-to-head document towards the American to 5-2, together with 4-1 this season alone.

Vukic constructed a 6-4 4-1 lead, and though Eubanks earned a break level to degree the second set at 4-4, Vukic remained regular.

The Australian has now crushed the world No.31 and No.32 — the highest-ranked opponents he has ever defeated — in back-to-back matches, and is projected to rise to a career-best rating of world No.74.

His opponent within the semifinals is Ugo Humbert, who beat Vukic’s countryman Alex de Minaur in straight units.

De Minaur was the defending champion on a nine-match profitable streak in Atlanta.

In doubles, John Friends received his quarterfinal alongside Marcelo Melo to arrange a semifinal showdown with all-Aussie pairing Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson.

Friends and Melo progressed on Friday with a good win over People William Blumberg and Rajeev Ram, concluding 13-11 in a match tiebreak.

Aussies in motion – Atlanta

Males’s singles, quarterfinals
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) d [5] Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-4 6-4
[7] Ugo Humbert (FRA) d [2] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 7-6(4) 6-3

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
John Friends (AUS)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) v William Blumberg (USA)/Rajeev Ram (USA) 6-3 3-6 [13-11]

Males’s singles, semifinals
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v [7] Ugo Humbert (FRA)

Males’s doubles, semifinals
Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS)
v John Friends (AUS)/Marcelo Melo (BRA)

Umag, Croatia

Alexei Popyrin has progressed to his first ATP semifinal in two-and-a-half years by means of a straight units win over native wildcard Dino Prizmic.

In a battle between Roland Garros boys’ singles champions, Popyrin received the higher of the 17-year-old Croatian on the clay.

Popyrin was at all times the entrance runner, scoring early breaks in each units. And whereas Prizmic proved his preventing qualities to get again on serve, and in saving 5 match factors, the Australian wouldn’t be denied.

It’s Popyrin’s first tour-level semifinal since he went all the way in which to his first ATP title in Singapore in February 2021.

He improves to 13-6 on clay in 2023, and can play for a spot within the ultimate towards Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi.

Aussies in motion – Umag

Males’s singles, quarterfinals
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d [WC] Dino Prizmic (CRO) 7-6(2) 7-5

Males’s singles, semifinals
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [7] Matteo Arnaldi (ITA)

Hamburg, Germany

Additional north in Europe, Daria Saville’s heartwarming run in Hamburg lastly got here to an finish when she fell to Arantxa Rus.

Saville certified for the principle draw and received 5 consecutive matches to achieve her first WTA semifinal in nearly a 12 months.

By taking the primary set 6-2 towards Rus, Saville received her ninth consecutive set on the pink clay.

However the Dutchwoman staged a comeback to finish a 2-6 6-3 6-1 triumph, establishing a ultimate showdown towards native teenaged wildcard Noma Noha Akugue, who earlier within the match surprised Australia’s Storm Hunter.

Saville’s efficiency is nonetheless anticipated to spice up her rating again to world No.163; she is presently 225th, after 9 months of inactivity.

Aussies in motion – Hamburg

Girls’s singles, semifinals
Arantxa Rus (NED) d [Q] Daria Saville (AUS) 2-6 6-3 6-1

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