Australian Alex de Minaur has beaten world No.20 Denis Shapovalov to advance to the semifinals at an ATP 250 tournament in Sweden.
Alex de Minaur has recorded his fifth top-20 win of the season to move into the Stockholm Open semifinals.
The fifth-seeded Australian scored a 6-2 7-6(4) victory against world No.20 Denis Shapovalov in quarterfinal action at the ATP 250 tournament.
De Minaur won 80 per cent of first serve points in the one-hour and 39-minute battle, helping him post a fourth consecutive victory against the 23-year-old Canadian.
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This propels De Minaur into his fifth ATP semifinal of the season.
The world No.23 now faces Danish teen Holger Rune for a place in the final. The 19-year-old Danish player knocked out world No.14 Cameron Norrie in the quarterfinals.
It will be De Minaur’s first career meeting with world No.27 Rune.
Aussies in action – Stockholm
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
 Alex de Minaur (AUS) d  Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-2 7-6(4)
Men’s singles, semifinals
 Alex de Minaur (AUS) v  Holger Rune (DEN)
Matt Ebden and John Peers have advanced to the doubles semifinals at an ATP 250 tournament at Naples.
The third-seed Aussie duo scored a hard-fought 5-7 6-4 [10-4] victory against French pair Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul in the quarterfinals.
This avenges a first-round loss to Doumbia and Reboul in Florence last week, in world No.33 Ebden and world No.32 Peers’ first tour-level tournament together.
Aussies in action – Naples
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
 Matt Ebden (AUS)/John Peers (AUS) d Sadio Doumbia (FRA)/Fabien Reboul (FRA) 5-7 6-4 [10-4]
Men’s doubles, semifinals
 Matt Ebden (AUS)/John Peers (AUS) v Nikola Cacic (SRB)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)
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