With a lot of work and a lot of effort, Pablo Carreño got rid this Friday of the Danish Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune in three sets (6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 in 2h10 and will face the French on Saturday (around 4:00 p.m.) in the semifinals Gael monfils, who could with Nikoloz Basilashvili (double 6-3). The Georgian had just eliminated Spanish Alejandro Davidovich in the second round.
Carreño, who is in the best year of his career in terms of win-loss balance (34-13) He will play for the seventh time so far this year the penultimate round of a tournament, in this case ATP 250 category, in search of his third final. The other two, in Marbella and Hamburg, both on land, he won. This time he competes on a hard track, a surface on which he is increasingly solid and on which he imposed the experience they give him his 30 against the youth of his rival, 18, who had a leading role in the last US Open when he beat Novak Djokovic a set in the first round.
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The other semi-final of the tournament will be played at 14:00 by the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, who beat the British Andy Murray (7-6 (4) and 6-3) and Peter Gojowczyk, the German who won Carlos Alcaraz in the round of 16 in New York, who beat the American Marcos Giron (3-6, 6-1 and 6-3).
Taberner falls at the Astana Open
At the Astana Open in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Carlos Taberner fell in the quarterfinals against a local player, the unpredictable as well as brilliant (when he wants) Alexander Bublik, which overcame by 6-3 and 6-4 with 17 aces. He will face the Korean Sonwoo Kwoon, who beat the Serbian Laslo Djere (7-6 (4), 2-6 and 6-0). The other tie will be played by James Ducworth and Ilya Ivashka. The Australian beat his countryman John Millman (double 6-4) and the Belarusian, Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (4-6, 6-4 and 6-1).