The semifinals of the ATP 250 in San Diego are played with more certainties than doubts. Because three candidates for decisive instances arrived at the weekend and a “colado” appeared that gave the note of the day. This is the British Cameron Norrie who took down Denis Shapovalov.
The rest? Within the possibilities. The defeat of Diego Schwartzman (15th) against Andrey Rublev (5th), the top seed, who defeated the Argentine, sixth seed, 6-1, 7-5, and set his journey towards the fifth title of the season. There is a precedent in the history of success for the Russian in the quarterfinals of the ATP in Saint Petersburg (6-1 and 6-2).
In the other quarterfinals, second-seeded Casper Ruud beat Italian Lorenzo Sonego, 6-1, 6-4.
Whereas the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov beat the Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-1, 1-6 and 6-2 in a changeable match and will collide with the Norwegian for the first time in his career.