ATP Halle 🇩🇪 Day 4 Results
Sebastian Korda d Kei Nishikori 2-6 6-3 7-5
After Korda's straight sets win against the most recent Wimbledon Semi-finalist, he was definitely one to watch as a dark horse in the tournament. So when Korda lost the first set against the Man from Japan, there was fire to be burned for Korda to comeback...And he did! A very close third set, 6 of the 12 games in the 3rd set going to deuce.
Nikoloz Basilashvilli d Arthur Rinderknech 6-2 7-5
Despite Rinderknech serving 12-1 aces, Basilashvilli's return game was too good overall, breaking 4 times throughout the match, winning 45% of Rinderknech's service points. Minus Rinderknech's aces, and Basilashvilli is winning 56% of of the Frenchman's serve.
Lloyd Harris d Lucas Lacko 6-3 7-6(8)
Harris was the better opponent here, with 11-4 aces, and winning 88% of his first serve, and converting 50% of his break points, compared to Lacko's 0%. Harris comes into favourite against Nikoloz Basilashvilli, who is on an 4 match win streak this tournament, coming through qualifiers.
Ugo Humbert d Alexander Zverev (3) 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3
The Frenchman broke the German in his own country! Despite the world no 6 serving 20 aces and no double faults, Humbert hit when it mattered most, and having the mentality edge over the top ranked German. Humbert has a humble and disciplined personality, and being left-handed can frustrate opponents, and that is how it went down in this match. There was 1 break a piece, as both players held serves well, but Humbert coming out on top.