Galovic Upsets Klizan To Reach Semi-Finals At Como Challenger

The quarterfinals had to be played indoors (photo: Tennis Como)

COMO, September 2, 2018

Due to persistent rain at Lake Como, Saturday’s quarterfinals of the €43,000 Città di Como were played at Tennis Club Mariano indoors. Viktor Galovic caused the upset of the day by knocking out top seed Martin Klizan from Slovakia 7-6(6), 6-0.

The World No. 223 from Croatia hit eight aces, winning 74 per cent of his first service points to seal victory in one hour and 33 minutes.

Galovic will next face Christian Garin. The 22-year-old from Chile beat No. 5 seeded Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and eight minutes.

Salvatore Caruso fought past Facundo Arguello of Argentina 6-2, 7-6(4) to set an all-Italian encounter with Matteo Donati in the stage of the final four.