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ATP Italian Open Semifinals Recap
Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman would battle past tough opponents, the doubles championship would go the distance, and much more at the Italian Open.
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ATP Italian Open Semifinals Results
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Casper Ruud
Despite being tested by surprise semifinalist Casper Ruud, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic would move onto the 2020 Italian Open Championship in straight-sets today.
In the opening set, Ruud would get a break in the third game and would eventually take a commanding 5-3 lead. However, Djokovic would respond by winning four straight games, two on Ruud’s serve, to take the set 7-5.
In the second set, Djokovic would only need one break of Ruud’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3 and the match 7-5, 6-3.
Denis Shapovalov (12) vs. Diego Schwartzman (8)
Diego Schwartzman, who upset Rafael Nadal in his last match, and the twelfth-seeded Denis Shapovalov would play an amazing match today to decide a finalist.
In the opening set, Schwartzman would take an early 3-0 lead over Shapovalov and would ride that lead to a 6-4 set victory. In the second set, Shapovalov would respond by breaking Schwartzman’s serve twice to take the set 7-5 and force a third set.
In the decisive third set, each player would get three breaks of the other’s serve en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Schwartzman would prevail, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and win the match 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4).
J.Chardy / F.Martin vs. M.Granollers / H.Zeballos (4)
In the men’s doubles championship, the fourth-seeded team of Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos would take on the team of Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.
In the opening set of their match, Granollers and Zeballos would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4.
In the second set, Chardy and Martin would answer back by getting three breaks to take the set 7-5 and force a third set tiebreak.
In the winner-takes-all third set tiebreak, Granollers and Zeballos would edge out a 10-8 victory to win the championship 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.
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