ATP roundup: Tommy Paul, Sebastian Korda to meet in London

League: Tennis

Posted on: 21 Jun, 2024 at 08:33 PM

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No. 5 seed Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda set up an all-American semifinal at the cinch Championships by winning their respective matches Friday in London.

Paul got past Great Britain's Jack Draper 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 at the Queen's Club. Draper upset top seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain in the Round of 16, but Paul did him in Friday by amassing 30 winners to 13 unforced errors.

Korda rallied past Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. Korda fired six aces, saved 4 of 6 break points he faced and capitalized on 4 of 7 break-point opportunities.

Paul and Korda's countryman Taylor Fritz won't be joining them after the fourth seed fell 6-4, 6-3 to Australia's Jordan Thompson. Lorenzo Musetti of Italy will meet Thompson in the semis after defeating British wild card Billy Harris 6-3, 7-5.

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No. 1 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy and No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany both needed three sets and 2 1/2 hours to advance to the semifinals in Halle, Germany.

Sinner took down German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3). Both players held serve throughout the second and third sets but Struff ran away with the second-set tiebreaker, before Sinner pushed back by taking a 3-0 lead in the third-set tiebreaker and protecting it.

Zverev outlasted Frenchman Arthur Fils 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Zverev hit eight aces to just one double fault and saved the only break point he faced.

Zverev's semifinal foe will be fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, who defeated Marcos Giron 7-6 (5), 6-4. Sinner will go up against China's Zhizhen Zhang, a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 winner over Christopher Eubanks.

--Field Level Media