ATP roundup: Sebastian Korda spoils Tallon Griekspoor's run at Libema Open

League: Tennis

Posted on: 15 Jun, 2024 at 06:21 PM

Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

American Sebastian Korda swept defending champion Tallon Griekspoor in his home country, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday in the semifinals of the Libema Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

Korda, the seventh seed, held serve throughout the match and converted three of four break points in the 61-minute match against Griekspoor, the sixth seed.

Top seed Alex de Minaur of Australia advanced to the finals with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over No. 3 Ugo Humbert of France. Humbert had completed his quarterfinal match earlier Saturday, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Dutch qualifier Gijs Brouwer in a contest that started Friday night.

Humbert didn't do as well against de Minaur, committing 26 unforced errors. The Australian won 79 percent of his first serve points (31 of 39) and had 11 unforced errors.

Boss Open

Italy's Matteo Berrettini will go for his third crown in Stuttgart, Germany, after a 6-4, 6-0 semifinals victory over fellow countryman Lorenzo Musetti.

A 2021 Wimbledon finalist, Berretttini converted four of seven break points to 0-for-4 for fifth-seeded Musetti.

No. 6 seed Jack Draper of Great Britain moved closer to his first ATP Tour title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over American Brandon Nakashima in 72 minutes. Draper, who held serve throughout the match, recorded 13 aces and won 94 percent (31 of 33) of his first serve points. Nakashima saved 9 of 12 on break points and hit eight aces.

--Field Level Media