The two main favorites of the ATP 250 table in Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, 2nd in the ATP, and the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, 9th, are in the semi-finals of the tournament, which has had a complicated week with rain-delayed programming.
Counting on the collaboration of a good time, the seeded 2, Aliassime, was the first of the favorites to secure the semi-finals of the tournament, beating the fifth seed, the Russian Karen Khachanov, 23rd, after 1h49 of departure and a score of 7/6 (5) 6/4.
In the semi-finals, Aliassime faces the sensation of the tournament, the local Tim Van Rijthoven, 205, who with an invitation is in contention for his 2nd ATP level tournament, the first in which he wins. To reach the semi-final, Van Rijthoven beat the Frenchman Hugo Gaston, 66th, in 7/6 (2) 6/4 after 1h23 of departure.
Aliassime and Van Rijthoven have never faced each other on the professional circuit.
In the last match of the day, Medvedev took 1h53 to overcome Belarusian Ilya Ivashka, 49th, with the score of 7/6 (8) 6/4 and face the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 70th, in the semi-finals. who beat the American Brandon Nakashima, 64th. , upset on 6/7 (5) 6/1 6/4.
Mannarino and Medvedev have already faced each other four times on the professional circuit and the Frenchman has won three of these duels, including two on grass.
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