ATP: Laslo Djere slips into Winston-Salem semifinals


Serbia’s Laslo Djere survived two match points in the third-set tiebreaker and edged France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open.

Gasquet led 6-4 in the decisive tiebreaker but lost the next four points and the 2-hour, 41-minute match.

Djere’s semifinal opponent will be Swiss qualifier Marc-Andrea Huesler, who continued his surprise run by eliminating 13th-seeded Jack Draper of Great Britain 6-4, 6-4. Huesler is through to an ATP Tour semifinal for just the second time in his career.

In the other semifinal on Saturday, second-seeded Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands will square off with France’s Adrian Mannarino. van de Zandschulp edged 10th-seeded Benjamin Bonzi of France 7-6 (6), 6-1, and Mannarino topped fourth-seeded Maxime Cressy of the United States 6-4, 7-6 (3).

The event is the final men’s tuneup for the U.S. Open, which starts Monday in New York.

–Field Level Media

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