Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Lopez to face Pouille in Stuttgart final

Lopez to face Pouille in Stuttgart final

Spaniard earned the first break point of the match with a return victor and Mischa double faulted to end the match in the worst possible manner.

Feliciano Lopez of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, by upsetting third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. "I was able to connect on great returns in the last game".

In the semi-final he meets Ivo Karlovic, a 6-4 6-4 victor over Daniel Medvedev.

Lucas Pouille joins Lopez in the final four as he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. I think it was a very tough match.

While Mischa was losing a tight three-setter at the Stuttgart International, younger brother Alexander was sent packing in straight sets in his last-four encounter in the Netherlands.

Pouille, who was given a wild card to play at the grass-court tournament, will be going for his second title of the season and his third overall. The second set brought a similar scoreboard, with 12 easy holds on both sides, setting up another tie break.

Zverev, the sixth seed, appeared the stronger server and took the first set tie-break as Lopez found the net too often.

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