Fritz, who has experienced an upset against Yibing Wu in last week's ATP 250 in Dallas, tries to go for a title in another home country tournament. As for now, the task goes well, as Fritz advanced into semis without losing a single set against Emiliano Gomez and Adrian Mannarino. The world's number 7 will face his fellowcountry Mackenzie McDonald in semis. The 27 years-old American earned his place in semis after prevailing in two three-setter fights against Yoshihito Nishioka and Michael Mmoh. The latter made quite an upset, defeating Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16 in three sets. It's a tough time for the Canadian, as tournament's seed #3 suffers his third loss in a row.
Radu Albot made a big sensation, defeating Tommy Paul in Friday's quarterfinal. The 33 years-old Moldavian, ranked #113 in ATP list, who mainly succeeds in challenger competitions right now, created a big upset against Australian Open's semifinalist. The American, world's number 18, was a huge pre-match favorite with an odd 1.14. Despite that, he got just outclassed by the experienced Moldovian, who needed just 77 minutes to score a win 6-2 6-2, without facing any single breakpoint on his serve. Albot will play his semifinal match against Miomir Kecmanovic. The Serbian, seeded with #4, had no trouble against Nuno Borges and Marcos Giron, winning his both matches in straight sets.
Here are the quarterfinals highlights: