Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Top seeds Roon and Fritz reach semi-finals of BMW Open


MUNICH: Danish teen Holger Rune stormed into the semi-finals of the BMW Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Chilean Cristian Garin on Friday.

Top-seeded Rooney, at a career-high No. 7 in the rankings, advanced to a meeting with Christopher O’Connell, who overcame Italian qualifier Flavio Cobboli 7–6(5), 4–6, 6–3. His second career semi-final.

Second seed Taylor Fritz will play Dutch player Bottic van de Zandschulp in the other semi-final.

Fritz defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6–3, 6–4 in the quarterfinals. Thiem first had to play on Friday to finish his suspended second-round match against Marc-Andrea Heusler. Thiem won that match 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 before joking, “It was a great warmup, a little longer than usual.”

Van de Zandschulp defeated American player Marcos Giron 7-6 (5), 6-3.