Top seeds fall in Hamburg as Thiem, Schwartzmann lose in quarter-finals

Top seeds fall in Hamburg as Thiem, Schwartzmann lose in quarter-finals

first_imgBoth the top seeds of the German Tennis Championships fell short in the quarter-final stage at Hamburg as upsets reigned supreme on Friday. Dominic Thiem’s bid for a third claycourt title this season was stopped by Chile’s Nicolas Jarry while Diego Schwartzman fell to his countryman.Thiem, who was the runners-up at French open, suffered a shock 6-7(5), 6-7(7) defeat at the hands of big-hitter Chilean Jarry. Jarry is ranked 69th in the world while Thiem holds the eighth spot in ATP rankings.Young firebrand Jarry’s incredible tally of 35 winners came at a cost of 51 unforced errors but it was his ability to claim points under high-pressure situations that proved decisive in two intense tiebreaks.Jarry saved three set points in the second set tiebreak before closing out his first victory over a top-10 opponent.Fantastic match of Nicolas #Jarry against Dominic #Thiem! Congrats! #Rothenbaum #Hamburg #ATP #GOTC18 pic.twitter.com/IbMNIO7XoDGerman Open (@Am_Rothenbaum) July 27, 2018Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer defeated his fellow countryman and second seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg on Friday. Mayer has been a champion at Hamburg two time prior to this and that perhaps played a role.There were six serve breaks in the final set but the 2014 and 2017 champion controlled better to secure a victory in two hours and 14 minutes.Second seed Schwartzman struggled to find the rhythm in his serves and recorded eight double faults. For the second straight year, he failed to advance to the semi-finals of the event.advertisementMayer will take on Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik, who earlier beat Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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