The young guns continue to make their presence felt on the ATP Tour. Today in Estoril, 21-year-old Nick Kyrgios knocked out 19-year-old Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4 in a highly-anticipated Next Generation matchup.
Kyrgios now collides with Nicolas Almagro. Another under-24 Pablo Carreno Busta stunned top seed Gilles Simon to reach the semifinals. He’ll meet Benoit Paire.
“I’m not going to think about it too much,” Kyrgios said of playing Almagro. “I know what he’s doing to do, and I know what I have to do to win.”
Munich also lost its top seed as David Goffin was bounced by 19-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
“He’s been playing really well in the past months, making the semi-finals of two Masters 1000 events, so it was nice to win,” said Zverev.
The sets up the German Zverev against Dominic Thiem. And in the other semifinals Fabio Fognini faces Philipp Kohlschreiber who ended the run of Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1.
In Istanbul semifinals, Grigor Dimitrov duels Ivo Karlovic with the winner facing an Argentine Sunday in either Diego Schwartzman or Federico Delbonis.
“With each match, I’m building up a good foundation to play better,” Dimitrov said. “Tomorrow I am going to keep doing that.”
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