ATP Hamburg 2015: Rafa Nadal and Fognini semifinals
Former world number one Rafa Nadal met little opposition in the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas on Friday in Hamburg and dodged the fence to seamlessly semifinals where they will face Italian Andreas Seppi. Another player in the country, Fabio Fognini define the other key to the French novel Lucas Pouille.
In the Swiss Open in Gstaad they dropped two of the three members of the Navy in the quarterfinals. The Cuenca Pablo Andujar – champion – fell against Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci and gijonés Pablo Carreno Busta seeking his first ATP final but was defeated by Austrian ascending Dominik Thiem who will be the opponent of Toledo Feliciano Lopez (2) who beat Colombian Santiago Giraldo.
In the Bet-At-Home of Hamburg , the first to classify semifinals, passing for the first time in his career, he was the French Lucas Pouille who stopped the winning pace of his compatriot Benoit Paire – champion in Bastad – and did so with forcefulness and a great deal of quality in his game.
In just 53 minutes the tennis player of 21 years, it boasts one of the most important generational relay in the French tennis won 6-2 6-3. Now the young have a greater test against Italian Fabio Fognini (8) 7-5 6-4 alighted Slovenian Aljaz Bedene .
Then he jumped the track Rafa in the prior had certainly risky to match Pablo Cuevas, opponent won a set in Rio de Janeiro this year and that this surface is handled with much ease. But the day I was totally elusive to Uruguayan with all their strokes starting with the service that he committed six double faults. So it would be easy prey for the Balearic that without making a great game the result was 6-3 6-2.
For the Spaniard is his sixth semifinal of the season and it run into the Italian Andreas Seppi, a player that looks little but has regularly from the baseline. Come well rested since his compatriot Simone Bolelli was not presented to quarterfinal.
In Gstaad gijonés the career of Pablo Carreno Busta ended losing in three sets against the third-seeded Austrian Dominik Thiem 6-4 3-6 6-2. So will the Central European’s rival left-hander Feliciano Lopez in his first tournament in line of married players advanced to the quarterfinals by beating the Colombian Santiago Giraldo saving five breakpoints he faced, scoring 12 aces and committed six double faults to winning 7-6 (4) 6-4.
The other semifinal will have to Thomaz Bellucci – winner of reigning champion Pablo Andujar in straight sets 3-6 6-4 6-1 match between the fourth and fifth seeded duel recalling Davis Cup last year in Brazil where Paul lost incredibly in five sets after winning the first two. This time again it started with all the lights but trailed off as the process moved forward.