HAMBURG (Dispatches) - No 6 seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia knocked out top-seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open in Germany.
Despite Tsitsipas smashing 11 aces compared to Krajinovic’s one, Krajinovic fared better on first serves won with a 76 percent success rate (31 of 41). Krajinovic also converted on five of eight break-point opportunities.
No 2 seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain advanced past Serbian No 5 seed Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (4), 6-3. Another Serb, Laslo Djere, upset Georgian No 3 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 6-2, and Argentina’s Federico Delbonis defeated No 8 seed Benoit Paire of France 4-6, 7-6 (9), 6-4.