AIX-EN-PROVENCE, May 11, 2018
The semi-finals of the €127,000 Open du Pays d’Aix are set. No. 1 seed John Millman defeated Oscar Otte from Germany 6-4, 6-0 on Friday afternoon.
The 28-year-old from Australia converted six of his 12 break point chances to advance in one hour and nine minutes. Next up for Millman will be Guido Andreozzi, who knocked out eighth favourite Thiago Monteiro from Brazil. The World No. 136 of Argentina outpointed his opponent 104-94 to secure a 7-6, 7-6 victory in two hours and 26 minutes.
Elias Ymer edged past Nino Serdarusic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3. The 22-year-old from Sweden saved six of the seven break points he faced, capitalizing on three of his own to prevail after one hour and 22 minutes. Ymer will next take on Bernard Tomic, who beat Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager 6-3, 6-4. Tomic fired 10 aces, winning 81 per cent of his first service points to reach his first semis on the tour since Queen’s 2016. Ymer and Tomic will meet for the first time.
In Saturday’s doubles final Guido Andreozzi and Kenny de Schepper of France will take on the all-German-combination of Philipp Petzschner and Tim Pütz.
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