In Portugal, the quarterfinal matches of Estoril’s ATP 250 were played. The winners of the day who won their ticket to the semifinals are: Cameron Norrie (50th), Marin Cilic (42nd), Albert Ramos-Viñolas (46 °) and Alejandro DavidovIch Fokina (48 °).
In the first shift of the day, Norrie managed to reverse the game and eliminated Cristian Garin 3-6, 7-5 and 6-3. His opponent in the semis will be Marin Cilic, who advanced to the next round after the retirement of Kevin Anderson (105th) after losing the first set 7-6 (7). It is the first time that the British and the Croatian are going to face each other.
Then the Spanish Albert Ramos defeated the eccentric Corentin Moutet (73 °) by 6-4 and 6-3. In semis he will face his compatriot Davidovich Fokina. In the last shift of the day, the Spanish dispatched Frenchman Ugo Humbert (31st) for a double 6-4.
On Friday, the Spaniards will play their third match against each other. The first match was won by Fokina in the Genoa semifinals in 2019. The second, the same year, was for Ramos in Barcelona.