ATP Halle 🇩🇪 QF Results
Andrey Rublev (4) d Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4) 6-2
It was a decent first set, with no breaks to either, but Rublev with that amazing forehand to control the rally, and put pressure on the German. The Russian did what he did best, and roared through the second set as he loves to do. It is typical of Rublev to race through the final set on the faster surfaces, mentally and physically breaking the opponent.
Nikoloz Basilashvilli d Lloyd Harris 6-4 7-6(5)
A gruelling contest between the two, but it was the more experienced man, Basilashvilli, to get the job done. The world no 30 showed great mental strength to tear down the 24yo South African, but faces Andrey Rublev in the Semi-Finals.
Ugo Humbert d Sebastian Korda 6-2 6-7(5) 6-4
It was a very close match serving wise, but the only thing separating the two were the break point conversion. Humbert breaking 4/8 (50%) compared to Korda's 1/8 (12.5%). The 22yo Frenchman is looking good on the grass surface, with his strong groundstrokes, including a stellar backhand.
Felix Auger-Aliassime d Marcos Giron 6-3 6-2
Auger-Aliassime makes it 8/9 on grass this season. Sensational so far. Felix dominated the match, serving 14-1 aces and winning 94% on his first serve, meaning Giron only took 6 points from Felix's serve all match, compared to only 58% to the American. Surprisingly, Felix converted 100% of his break points (3/3), which is a rarity from him. Maybe this is the breakthrough he needed.