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Atlanta Open: Vukic, Humbert, Fritz storm into semifinals

Atlanta [US], July 29 (ANI): Australia’s Aleksandar Vukic stormed into the semifinal of the continued Atlanta Open after defeating the native star Christopher Eubanks on Saturday.

Vukic reached his first-ever ATP Tour degree semifinal by defeating Eubanks by 6-4, 6-4.

Eubanks was capable of make a late cost. From being two breaks down at 1-4 within the second set, he couldn’t convert on the breakpoint at 3-4.

Vukic’s win has improved his head-to-head report in opposition to Eubaknks to 2-0.

After this upset win over the fifth seed, Vukic will probably be dealing with seventh seed Ugo Humbert, who has reached his second ATP tour-level semifinal.

Humbert defeated the defending champion and second seed Alex de Minaur by 7-6(4), 6-3 and gained 13 successive factors on serve. Humbert is searching for his fourth ATP Tour title and his first one since 2021 in Halle.

Earlier, the highest seed Taylor Fritz additionally produced a top-class efficiency to beat former world quantity 4 Kei Nishikori to achieve the semifinals of the match. This is Fritz’s seventh tour-level semifinal of the season.

The 25-year-old beat the Japanese Nishikori by 6-4, 6-2 in a match that lasted one hour and 13 minutes.

“I am super happy how I played today, getting better and better each day I feel like,” Fritz mentioned in his on-court interview as quoted by ATP.

“A lot of positives I can take into the next match. Kei has been around since I first started. He is an incredible player and a great guy. I am just happy to see him back playing again, having good results and hitting the ball well after being injured for so long,” he added.

This is Fritz’s first win in opposition to Nishikori, who had gained in three earlier conferences.

Through the primary 5 video games, neither participant dropped a degree behind their serve. Fritz later took benefit of his lone break level, which doubled as a set level within the tenth recreation of the opening set. As the match wore on, Nishikori didn’t appear at his bodily finest, utilizing a medical timeout earlier than the second set began for an issue along with his left knee.

Fritz’s subsequent problem will probably be JJ Wolf. The eighth-seed Wolf has not dropped a set all week and he beat Dominik Koepfer 6-2, 6-3 within the quarter-finals to arrange the conflict with the highest American tennis star.

The match began on July 22 and can finish on July 30. (ANI)