Millman into semis before bad light halts play
John Millman reaches the semifinals of the Hungarian Open before bad light halts play with the Australian one set from the final.
John Millman’s bid for a place in the final of the Hungarian Open was put on hold when bad light forced play to be suspended with his semi-final delicately poised.
The Australian world No.94 dropped the first set 6-2 to Slovenian fifth seed Aljaz Bedene but drew level by winning the second 7-6(3) in a tiebreaker when darkness set in.
Earlier on Saturday, Millman completed a 2-6 6-1 6-4 victory over Germany’s Yannick Maden after the pair’s quarter-final match was suspended for the same reason on Friday.
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The winner of the Millman-Bedene showdown will meet Italy’s Marco Cecchinato after he shocked compatriot Andreas Seppi 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3 to reach his maiden ATP Tour final.
Lucky loser Cecchinato fired eight aces and converted three of seven break points to seal his first victory over the eight-seeded Seppi.
“It was a tough match,” world No.92 Cecchinato said.
“I know Andreas very well because we are friends, I have trained with him for so many years.”