Dolgopolov beat the first racket of Russia and reached the semi-finals in Båstad

Долгополов обыграл первую ракетку России и вышел в полуфинал в Бастаде

Alexander Dolgopolov

The first racket of Ukraine in three sets beat the Russian Karen Hechanova.

Best Ukrainian tennis player Alexander Dolgopolov is in the finals of the Swedish tournament in Båstad.

In the quarterfinals from Kiev in a difficult match beat Russian tennis player Karen Hechanova in three sets 6:7(5), 6:3, 6:7(2).

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The first set went without breaks and his fate was decided in a tiebreak where Ukrainian he made three mini breaks and gave the opponent two draw that ensured Alexander’s victory in the first set.

In the second set continued in an equal fight, but in the eighth game Dolgopolov made a mistake and Khachanov led 5:3, and then brought Seth to his victory.

The deciding set started better than the Russians, who made two breaks and led with the score 3:0. Alexander one his serve played immediately, but to equalise could only when Khachanov was served on the match – 5:5.

The further course of events is forced to be fidgety fans of Ukrainian – he again lost his serve, but once again took the opponent’s serve, which in the 10th and 12th games had 5 match points, but failed to convert them. In the tiebreak, Dolgopolov confidently went ahead 4:0 and brought the match to victory.

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