Karen Khachanov / Photo: © REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji
Russian Karen Khachanov made it to the semifinals of the tournament in Melbourne (Australia).
In the quarterfinals, he defeated the representative of the Netherlands Boots van de Zandshulpu with a score of 6: 7 (6: 8), 7: 5, 6: 3.
Khachanov made 6 aces, made 6 double faults and converted 4 out of 6 break points. His opponent recorded 4 hits through, 5 double faults and 1 break. Note that in the second set the Dutchman had two match points, which he failed to realize.
For Karen, this was the second match of the day in this tournament. During the quarterfinal meeting, he took a medical time-out.
The next opponent of the Russian will be the Italian Jannik Sinner.
ATP tournament. Melbourne (Australia). Great Ocean Race Open. Hard. Prize fund – $ 382,575
Karen Khachanov (Russia, 2) – Boat van de Sandschulp (Netherlands) – 6:7 (6:8), 7:5, 6:3