ATP Parma 🇮🇹 QF Results
Sebastian Korda d Yoshihito Nishioka (8) 6-3 6-3
The unseeded American targeted the no 8 seed's backhand early on, and it earned him the first set. Trading breaks early in the second set, the man from Japan was starting to figure out Korda's strategy, but it was the young American providing the goods to break twice more and seal the match with a nice forehand winner down the line.
Tommy Paul (6) d Jan Lennard Struff (4) 6-2 6-4
It was another American providing the answers here in Italy. Paul, with 86% win on first serve compared to Struff's 70%, in addition to win on second serves 65% compared to the German's 42% proved the difference in the match. Both men rely on their serves as their biggest weapon, but ultimately it was the relatively in form world no 55 breaking into the Semi-Finals.
Jaume Munar d Richard Gasquet (5) 6-1 6-1
Munar, 24, a decade younger than Gasquet, 34, definitely wanted this match more. Unforunately, Gasquet looked like he was saving himself for the French Open. Considering Roland Garros is his home tournament, this could possibly be his last hurrah before retirement.
Marco Cecchinato d Norbert Gombos 6-3 6-1
The Italian's dreams are still alive! Cecchinato, with a tough start, kicked into gear, controlling and directing the ball side to side for Gombos to play the chasing game. Gombos, who recently played two enthralling three setters, was possibly too tired, and also wanted to save himself for the Roland Garros.