Arthur Rinderknech wins epic tiebreaker in Spain

31 August 2022;  Flushing, NY, USA;  Arthur Rinderknech of France hits Danilo Medvedev on day three of the 2022 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

France’s Arthur Rinderknech saved nine match points as he cruised past second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (16) to reach the semi-finals of the Gijon Open in Spain.

Rinderknech saved two match points while trailing 5-4 in the third set and later saved seven during a marathon tiebreak. He will next face Sebastian Kord, who defeated Britain’s Andy Murray 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

Austria’s Dominic Thiem knocked out fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina 6-4, 6-3. Thiem’s ​​semifinal opponent will be Russia’s Andrey Rublev, who won 7-5, 6-3 over fifth seed Tommy Paul.

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JJ Wolf recorded 10 aces and one double fault as he posted a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over seventh seed Aleksandr Bublik of Kazakhstan to reach the semifinals in Florence, Italy.

Bublik had 19 aces, but was hurt by 15 double faults. Wolf will next play Swedish qualifier Mikael Ymer, who defeated Roberto Carballes Baen of Spain 6-4, 6-2 in his quarter-final match.

Top seed Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated eighth seed Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4. Auger-Aliassime will meet third-seeded Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who triumphed over Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-2.

– Media in the field

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