2023 Head Busan Open Challenger (ATP 125, Busan Open) singles semifinals have been confirmed. Gabriel Diallo (Canada, World No. 162) made it to the semifinals of his first ATP 125 grade event.
Diallo defeated Jordan Thompson (Australia, world No. 80) 6-3 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Busan Open held at the Spoone Tennis Stadium in Busan on the 12th. Diallo, who had a 7-6<5> 7-6<4> victory over Jung Yoon-seong (Uijeongbu City Hall, world No. 328) the previous day, won an unexpected easy victory against top-ranked Thompson.
Breaking Thompson’s serve game in the first set 2-1 was decisive. And he kept all his serve games and easily won the first set. The second set flowed into a close match, with both Diallo and Thompson defending their serve game. In Thompson’s subgame, which started 5-5, Diallo scored consecutively from the beginning and succeeded in breaking. He kept his serve game 6-5 and finished the game before the tie-break.
Diallo, who advanced to the semifinals of the Busan Open with this victory, also reached the semifinals of the ATP 125 for the first time in his life. The only time Diallo has made it to the finals at a level higher than ATP 125 is in the case of a wild card or a lucky loser.
Diallo said, “Today’s game worked well. Every time my serve went well, I was able to put pressure on my opponent. It was my fifth attempt at the quarterfinals in an ATP 125 or higher level competition, and this is my first semifinal. Last September I lost to Thompson so easily, and I’m really happy to beat a great player like Thompson today.”
With Diallo’s victory, the semifinals of the Busan Open consisted of a showdown between North America and Australia. Diallo and Max Purcell (Australia, World No. 87), Brandon Holt (USA, World No. 208) and Aleksandar Vukic (Australia, World No. 127) will battle each other for the final.메이저놀이터
No. 1 seed Purcell defeated Astaka Uchiyama (Japan, world No. 240) 6-4 7-5. Purcell said, “If I win the singles, I can rise to the top 50 in the world rankings. I have a good opportunity to win two gold medals in the singles, but I want to win one of them unconditionally. In particular, winning the singles is my biggest goal.” “he said.
Holt defeated Ritu (New Zealand, world No. 241) 6-4 6-4, and Vukic defeated Christopher Eubanks (USA, world No. 86) 6<4>-7 7-6<3> 6-4. beat and made it to the finals.
The Busan Open singles semifinals will be held on the 13th at 11:00 am. After the match between Holt and Vukic, the match between Purcell and Diallo follows.
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