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Geneva Open: Casper Ruud, Reilly Opelka Advance to Semifinals Meeting

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Last Updated: May 20, 2022, 20:25 IST

Tennis star Casper Ruud

Tennis star Casper Ruud

Second-seeded Casper Ruud advanced to the Geneva Open semifinals in defence of his title by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Thursday

Second-seeded Casper Ruud advanced to the Geneva Open semifinals in defence of his title by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Thursday.

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No. 8-ranked Ruud forced the only service break in the first set of a quarterfinals match that saw only four break-point chances created.

Ruud will next face fourth-seeded American Reilly Opelka, who beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

The 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) Opelka fired 14 aces and won 85% of points when landing his first serve.

The other semifinal pairing Friday is Richard Gasquet and Joao Sousa, both now ranked in the 70s and aged in their mid-30s.

Gasquet beat Kamil Majchrzak 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday and Sousa, a past finalist at Geneva, won 7-5, 7-5 against Ilya Ivashka.

The clay-court tournament is one of the last warmups for the French Open that starts Sunday in Paris.

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first published:May 20, 2022, 20:25 IST
last updated:May 20, 2022, 20:25 IST
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