Novak Leads Semi-Finals Line-Up In Quimper

Dennis Novak (photo: Marion Mochet)

QUIMPER/STARNBERG, January 29, 2022

World No. 118 Dennis Novak leads the semi-finals line-up of the Open Quimper Bretagne Occidentale. The No. 3 seed of the ATP Challenger 80 tournament edged out sixth-seeded Portuguese Joao Sousa 6-3, 7-6(6) on Friday afternoon.

Novak won 89 per cent of his first-service points, saved both break points he faced and capitalized on one of his own three break-point chances to prevail after one hour and 28 minutes. The 28-year-old Austrian will next take on Gregoire Barrere. The World No. 167 from France defeated Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3 in exactly one hour of play.

In the bottom half of the draw, Vasek Pospisil defeated Dutch qualifier Tim van Rijthoven 7-6(3), 6-4. The No. 5 seed from Canada outpointed his rival 75-65 after one hour and 38 minutes. Pospisil will next face Hiroki Moriya of Japan, who emerged victorious from the battle of two qualifiers with Frenchman Alexandre Muller, winning 6-4, 7-5. The encounter lasted one hour and 36 minutes.


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Singles – Quarterfinals[3] D. Novak (AUT) d [6] J. Sousa (POR) 63 76(6)[5] V. Pospisil (CAN) d [Q] T. Van Rijthoven (NED) 76(3) 64G. Barrere (FRA) d [Q] A. Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 63[Q] H. Moriya (JPN) d [Q] A. Muller (FRA) 62 75

Doubles – Semifinals[1] S. Arends (NED) / D. Pel (NED) d K. Jacquet (FRA) / T. Lamasine (FRA) 76(6) 64[2] A. Olivetti (FRA) / D. Vega Hernandez (ESP) d E. Furness (FRA) / M. Martineau (FRA) 63 64