Championships One and Two will compete for the title at the ATP 250 hard court competition in Delray Beach. Saturday’s semi-final matches varied, but the favorites won the promotion.

Rafai Smolensky

Riley Opelka

Getty Images/Mark Brown/Pictured: Riley Opelka

He faced top seed Cameron Norrie and fourth seed Tommy Ball in his first semi-final. In 2021, the American was ahead in Melbourne (ranked 250 in the ATP), but the Briton had a second match in the fall at Indian Wells. This time the tennis player from the British Isles did not leave any doubts and defeated the representative of the hosts 6: 3, 6: 3.

Nouri took three breaks. In the first set he quickly took the advantage and came out with a score of 3: 0. In the second batch, the left-handed Briton scored the first in the fifth and ninth sets. Thanks to this, after 76 minutes, the 13th player in the world confidently advanced to Sunday’s final, where he will fight for the third championship of his career.

The second semi-final of the Delray Beach Open 2022 lasted three hours and three breaks. Played by Reilly Opelka, it featured “two”, and John Millman, the only non-seeded semi-finalist. . The American, who won in Dallas last week, had a 0-3 draw against the Australian before Saturday’s game. In Florida, he managed to win 7:6 (8), 6:7 (3), 7:6 (4).

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Opelka could have avoided the nerve if he had taken his chances. In the first set, he scored a light break, but then re-served and a tie break was needed. In turn, in the second batch, the American had three more balls in the tenth inning, but Millman saved himself, and then tied the knot by one in the sets. In the decisive match, the representative of the home team passed the second place, but withstood the pressure and in the second half got a small break.

Thus, Opelka will be able to repeat the success with Delray Beach two years ago on Sunday and win his fourth title on the Tour. With Nori, she has a 1-1 budget in the main course. He defeated the American-British in 2020 in Cincinnati, but fell in the 2021 season at Paris Percy Arena.

Delray Open Beach, Delray Beach (USA)
ATP 250, hard court, total prize money of 593.8 thousand. dollar
Saturday 19 February

Singles semi-finals:

Cameron Norrie (UK 1) Tommy Paul (US4 / WC) 6-3 6-3
Riley Opelka (US 2) B John Millman (Australia) 7:6 (8), 6:7 (3), 7:6 (4)

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