Semifinal berth for JP Smith
John-Patrick Smith's breakout week at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships has continued after the Queenslander advanced to his first career ATP semifinal.
John-Patrick Smith has continued his stunning run at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, advancing to the semifinals.
His progression to the last four came by way of his 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 over Japan’s Tatsuma Ito on Thursday.
— Tennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) July 16, 2015
Next up for the Queenslander is American giantkiller Rajeev Ram, who upset No.1 seed John Isner in the first round.
Ram was a victor at Newport in 2009.
For Smith, the world No.156, it is his first career ATP semifinal; he spoke to atpworldtour.com about his breakthrough week in Newport.