Second-seeded Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania endured a three-set match Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune, India.Berankis beat fifth-seeded Yuichi Sugita of Japan 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a 2-hour, 16-minute quarterfinal. Searching for the 2nd ATP Trip title of his career, and initially because 2015, Berankis will face off Saturday with Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, who eked out a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (11) quarterfinal choice versus Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.Vesely saved two
match points prior to dominating on his fifth match point.The other semifinal will include eighth-seeded Egor Gerasimov of Belarus and sixth-seeded James Duckworth of Australia. Gerasimov downed fourth-seeded Soonwoo Kwon of South Korea 4-6, 7-6(1 ), 6-4, and Duckworth topped Italian qualifier Roberto Marcora 6-3, 7-6 (4). Cordoba Open Top-seeded Diego Schwartzman began and ended up with a grow
to beat fifth-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-0, 7-6(0) in the quarterfinals at Cordoba, Argentina.Schwartzman swept the first set in 29 minutes. Neither gamer broke serve in the second set before Schwarzman overpowered Ramos-Vinolas in the tiebreaker.In the semifinals, Schwartzman will oppose fourth-seeded Laslo Djere of Serbia, who edged eighth-seeded Juan Ignacio
Londero of Argentina 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6( 5). Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile, a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 winner over sixth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, and Slovakia’s Andrej
Martin, a 6-3, 6-2 victor versus France’s Corentin Moutet, will square off in the other semifinal.Open Sud de France The top two seeds advanced to the semifinals in Montpellier, France, with straight-set wins.France’s Gael Monfils,
the No. 1 seed, dispatched Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos 6-3, 6-4. Belgium’s David Goffin, the 2nd set, dumped France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-6(5). Seventh-seeded Filip Krajinovic of Serbia beat France’s Gregoire Barrere 6-2, 7-5 to make a semifinal matchup with Monfils.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil advanced when France’s Richard Gasquet retired due to stomach discomfort while routing 6-1, 1-0. Gasquet and Goffin will square off in the semifinals.– Field Level Media
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