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ATP Italian Open Quarterfinals Recap
Diego Schwartzman upsets Rafael Nadal to reach the semifinals, Denis Shapovalov gets his 100th tour-level win, and much more at the Italian Open.
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ATP Italian Open Quarterfinals Results
Matteo Berrettini (4) vs. Casper Ruud
In the first match of the 2020 Italian Open Quarterfinals, fourth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini would take on the unseeded Norwegian Casper Ruud.
In the opening set of their match, Berrettini would break Ruud’s serve in the first game and would hold on to that break to take the set 6-4.
In the second set, Ruud would respond by winning the first three games consecutively before taking the set 6-3 to force a decisive third set.
The decisive third set would see each player breaking the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Ruud would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and win the match 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Dominik Koepfer (q)
Despite a little resistance from German qualifier Dominik Koepfer, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic would take care of business in three sets today.
In the opening set, Djokovic would come out scorching hot, winning the first four games in a row. But, Koepfer would respond by winning three straight games to pull the set within one game.
Nevertheless, with back-to-back game wins, Djokovic would take the set 6-3. In the second set, down 1-3, Koepfer would win five out of the next six games to take the set 6-4 and force a third set.
In the third set, Djokovic would only need two breaks of Koepfer’s serve to take the set 6-3 and the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Denis Shapovalov (12) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (15)
The twelfth-seeded Denis Shapovalov would get the best of fifteenth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov to reach the semifinals of the Italian Open.
In the opening set, Shapovalov would get two breaks of Dimitrov’s serve to take the set 6-2. In the second set, Dimitrov would respond by getting two breaks of his own to take the set 6-3 and force a third set.
In the third set, Shapovalov would takeover, getting two more breaks to take the set 6-2 and the match 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Diego Schwartzman (8) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)
In the last singles match of the day, second-seeded Rafael Nadal would take on the eighth-seeded Diego Schwartzman to decide a semifinalist.
In the first set of the match, down 1-2, Schwartzman would win five straight games, one at love, to take the set 6-2. In the second set, Schwartzman would get three breaks of Nadal’s serve to take the set 7-5 and the match 6-2, 7-5.
M.Granollers / H.Zeballos (4) vs. J.Peers / M.Venus
In the first doubles match of the day, the fourth-seeded team of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos would defeat the pairing of John Peers and Michael Venus in back-to-back tiebreak sets.
In the first set, each team would break the other’s serve once, in the first and fourth games, on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Granollers and Zeballos would win, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4).
In the second set, neither team would drop a single game on their serve, holding the last three games at love, en route to another tiebreak.
In this tiebreak, Granollers and Zeballos would triumph, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5) and the match 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5).
J.Chardy / F.Martin vs. J.Melzer / E.Roger-Vasselin
Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin would get a solid three-set victory today against Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
In the opening set, each team would break the other’s serve once on their way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Melzer and Roger-Vasselin would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5).
In the second set, Chardy and Martin would respond by getting a break of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4. In the third set tiebreak, Chardy and Martin would win, 10-4, to take the match 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-4.
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