First semi -finals on the ATP
The Cologne Oscar Otte has reached a semi-finals on the ATP tour for the first time in his career. The 28-year-old won 6: 1, 7: 6 (7: 1) in Munich and can continue to dream of the title at the traditional clay court tournament on the facility of the MTTC Iphitos-especially since the next top favorite has also been surprisingly excreted.
Norwegian Casper Ruud, number seven in the world rankings, lost on Friday against the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp 5: 7, 1: 6. He is now dealing with Miomir Kecmanovic (Serbia). On Saturday, Otte plays either against Emil Ruusuvuori (Finland) or Holger Rune (Denmark), who had thrown Olympic champion Alexander Zverev out of the tournament, to enter the final.
After the victory on Thursday, Otte had already spoken of the top 20 player Reilly Opelka (USA) about the "greatest success" of his career so far. Otte continued against Tabilo, who had slipped into the main field as a Lucky Loser despite a defeat in the qualification. After 1:25 hours, the world ranking 62. His first match ball.