Mayer Tops Schwartzman In Hamburg; Thiem In Action
Top seed Thiem meets Jarry for place in semi-finals
Leonardo Mayer got the better of fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Friday to keep alive his bid for a third trophy at the German Tennis Championships 2018 presented by Kampmann.
Mayer knocked out second seed Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and 14 minutes for a place in the semi-finals. The deciding set featured six breaks of serve, but it was 2014 and 2017 champion Mayer who gained control for his 18th victory of the season.
Schwartzman, who lifted the biggest trophy of his career in February at the Rio Open presented by Claro (d. Verdasco), falls in the Hamburg quarter-finals for a second time (also 2014).
Mayer goes onto play Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik, who overcame qualifier Thiago Monteiro of Brazil 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 earlier in the day. Read More & Watch Three Hot Shots
Later today, top-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem takes on Nicolas Jarry of Chile and third-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta faces Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals.
Marach/Pavic Reach Doubles Final, Qualify For Nitto ATP Finals
Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic advanced to the Hamburg doubles final on Friday to become the first team to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November. Read More
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The top seeds came back to beat Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 in just over 90 minutes for a place in their 12th team final (5-6 record).
Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos will take on Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff in the other semi-final on Saturday. Peralta and Zeballos edged their quarter-final against fourth seeds Pablo Cuevas and Marc Lopez 6-7(10), 6-4, 10-8 in two hours.