The top seed, Casper Ruud (14th), will face Arthur Rinderknech (91th) and Pedro Martínez (97th) will collide with Daniel Altmaier (135th) in the semifinals of the traditional ATP 250 of Kitzbühel, agreed for this Friday from 7.30 in Argentina.
The Norwegian Ruud, who comes from being champion in Bastad and Gstaad, accumulates nine victories in a row on this brick dust tour. Today saved a match point in his 3-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-1 victory against the Swede Mikael Ymer and will seek a new final against the French Rinderknech. The powerful French shocked Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 6-1 to reach his ATP first semifinal. They have never met on the circuit.
At the bottom of the table, two players were imposed who, a priori, were not favorites. On the one hand the German Altmaier, trained by Argentine Francisco Yunis, who entered the main draw thanks to an SE. The 22-year-old defeated Italian Gianluca Mager 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals and will face the Spanish for the first time Martinez, which today overwhelmed the Slovak Josef Kovalik 6-2, 6-2. The goal for both? Reach your first definition in this category.