In the anteroom of Monte-Carlo, four Spaniards will play the semifinals in Marbella. The qualifiers are: Pablo Carreño Busta, Albert Ramos-Viñolas, Jaume Munar and Carlos Alcaraz.
First, Ramos-Viñolas (47th) celebrated, who beat Norbert Gombos (99th) by 6-7 (4-7), 7-5 and 6-4. On the other hand, in a very tough match, Jaume Munar (95th) turned the game around and beat IIya Ivashka (115th) by 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 and 6-4. Pablo Carreño Busta (11th) did not have major problems, he easily eliminated Soon-Woo Kwon (81st) by 6-4 and 6-0. Finally, in the match that ended the day, the young Carlos Alcaraz (133 °), left Casper Ruud (26 °) without respite by 6-2, 6-4.
On Saturday, in the first shift, Carreño Busta will face Ramos-Vinolas. The tennis player born in Barcelona, prevails in the 2-1 record against his compatriot. Then the protagonism will be awarded Munar and Alcaraz. Both of them, will seek to play their first ATP final.
It is the second time that four tennis players of Spanish nationality reach the semifinals of a local tournament. The last time it happened in Valencia 2004. On that occasion, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Alberto Martin, Albert Montañes and Fernando Verdasco, were the ones who reached the final stages.