Fabio Fognini sets up Fernando Verdasco showdown in Bastad
Fabio Fognini and Fernando Verdasco will meet in the semi-finals of the Swedish Open.
Third seed Fognini, the highest-ranked player left in the draw, produced a solid display to beat Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 21 minutes.
Fifth seed and two-time Swedish Open finalist Verdasco beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last four.
“I think I played my best match so far in Bastad,” Verdasco said after the match. “I knew it was going to be a really difficult match, as Pablo beat me in Miami this year and also in Basel a couple of years ago.”
Fourth seed Richard Gasquet also reached the semi-finals as he beat Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in one hour and 36 minutes.
Henri Laaksonen stands between the Frenchman Gasquet and place in the final after the Swiss lucky loser came from a set down to beat Italian Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
You can keep up to date with all the latest tennis news from the ATP Tour on our dedicated page HERE.
Bianca Andreescu’s fresh injury update as medical results are revealed
Bianca Andreescu has got the medical results back on the ankle injury she suffered in Miami.
Who are Novak Djokovic’s sponsors?
Novak Djokovic has plenty of big-money backers.
Billie Jean King could be awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Billie Jean King could become the first female athlete to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
ATP Rankings: Daniil Medvedev can break back into to four
The ATP Rankings are set for a shake-up next week.
Sorana Cirstea stuns Aryna Sabalenka for first WTA 1000 semi-final in a decade
Sorana Cirstea took advantage of a trio of double faults from Aryna Sabalenka.
Davis Cup Finals group stage draw does Great Britain no favours
Leon Smith’s side defeated Colombia away to secure a place in the finals.
Jessica Pegula identifies the players to beat on the WTA Tour
Jessica Pegula wants to upstage the big guns.
Watch: Taylor Fritz gives girlfriend Morgan Riddle a coaching session
Morgan Riddle’s forehand needs some work but her content is ace.
Carlos Alcaraz keen to play Novak Djokovic at his peak – ‘When he’s 100 percent, he’s the best’
Who is the best player at the moment? Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic?
Christopher Eubanks to surge up ATP Rankings as stars like Jamie Foxx line up to congratulate him
Christopher Eubanks is enjoying a dream run in Miami.