POZNAN, July 16, 2015
The quarterfinals are set at the ATP Challenger Poznan Open, when the second round matches concluded on Day 4.
Andre Ghem knocked out seventh seed Taro Daniel, rallying back from a set down 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. The 33-year-old Brazilian fired nine aces to prevail after two hours and 27 minutes.
Ghem set up a quarterfinals clash with the tournament’s third favourite Lucas Pouille. The 21-year-old Frenchman overcame Franko Skugor, winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Pouille won 73% of his first service points and capitalized on four of his nine break point chances to seal victory in one hour and 52 minutes.
“I played really well today, although I had to fight hard,” told Pouille. “But the sun is shining, so everything’s fine.”
Top-seed Pablo Carreῆo-Busta only faced some problems in the second set, eventually beating Mathias Bourgue 6-2, 6-7, 6-1. The world number 67 from Spain won 80% of his first service points to reach the quarterfinals after one hour and 58 minutes.
“I didn’t play my best in the second set, but was back on track in the third,” Carreῆo-Busta stated. “I made it into the quarters, but my goal is to reach Sunday’s final.”
Carreῆo-Busta will take on Jan Satral next. The Czech, who already claimed two ITF Future titles this season, defeated Axel Michon, winning 7-6, 6-2. Satral won 68% of his first service points to close the match after one hour and 45 minutes.