Djere savours Schwartzman upset as qualifiers make historical past at Generali Open

Qualifier Laslo Djere savoured his success as he despatched quantity two seed Diego Schwartzman packing on the Generali Open.

The event in Kitzbuhel is large open with three of the 4 the semi-finalists being qualifiers after Argentine Schwartzman – the final seed left – went all the way down to defeat within the final eight.

Djere triumphed 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 in a single hour and 53 minutes, having misplaced his earlier two matches in opposition to the world quantity 13.

“We performed twice earlier than this, so I knew it might be a very robust match with a number of operating and combating and that’s what I acquired,” stated Djere, who additionally noticed off the extremely rated Jannik Sinner within the earlier spherical.

“I performed actually good from the start till the top. It was a great match and I’m actually comfortable that I made it by to the semi-finals.”

The semi-finals will see Djere play Yannick Hanfmann, who beat fellow German Maximilian Marterer 6-2 7-5.

Marc-Andrea Huesler adopted up his shock win over prime seed Fabio Fognini on Thursday with a 6-4 6-3 win over veteran Feliciano Lopez, making this the primary time in ATP Tour historical past the place three qualifiers made the final 4.

Eyeing his first ATP title, Miomir Kecmanovic – now the highest-ranked participant left at 47 – dug deep to beat Federico Delbonis 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 and ebook a gathering with Huesler on Saturday.

Revealed 12 Sep 2020, 00:36 IST

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