MADRID, Aug. 13 (.) –
The Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño has reached the semifinals of the tournament in Montreal (Canada), the sixth Masters 1,000 of the season, after beating the British Jack Draper (7-6(4), 6-1) this morning, and will seek Daniel Evans access his first final of a contest in this category.
In one of the best weeks of his career, the Asturian continues with a firm step in the Canadian tournament, where he continues without giving up a single set -8-0 record-. After leaving Matteo Berrettini, Holger Rune and Jannik Sinner behind, the world number 23 imposed his hierarchy this time against the Englishman in a very physical encounter with very long exchanges.
In fact, the duel began with a game with up to 35 strokes, and he had to wait until the seventh game to break his opponent’s serve. However, Draper managed to equalize the contest by becoming, in the tenth game, the first tennis player able to break his serve in the tournament, after a double fault.
The equality forced the dispute of the ‘tiebreak’, in which Carreño knew how to recover after going 1-3 down to assert his speed and his physique and break the 20-year-old tennis player. Already in the second round, the one from Gijón started 3-0 and broke again in the sixth game to confirm his victory in one hour and 53 minutes.
With this result, Carreño will rise to at least number 17 in the ATP ranking. This morning he will seek the pass to his first Masters 1,000 final against fellow British Daniel Evans, who came from behind in the quarterfinals against American Tommy Paul (1-6, 6-3, 6-4). “Carreño is a great player, a very experienced professional. He is very underrated, but he is a very tough opponent,” warned Evans, number 39 in the world.