San Diego, USA, 24 September 2022 | Leigh Rogers

San Diego, USA

Australian Chris O’Connell is enjoying a career-best run at an ATP tournament.

The world No.130 has advanced to his first tour-level semifinal after recording a hard-fought 6-4 4-6 7-5 victory against second-seeded American Jenson Brooksby in the quarterfinals today.

O’Connell recovered from a 3-5 deficit in the deciding set and saved two match points against the world No.50, charging back to triumph after two hours and 38 minutes on court.

The 28-year-old O’Connell fired 14 aces to record his sixth career top-50 victory. He now awaits the winner of American Brandon Nakashima and Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan.

Earlier in the day, third-seeded American Marcos Giron recorded a 7-6(5) 6-3 victory against James Duckworth.

While in doubles action, Jason Kubler and Luke Saville booked their place in the semifinals with a 6-3 2-6 [10-3] win against top seeds Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Argentina’s Andres Molteni.

Aussies in action – San Diego

Men’s singles, quarterfinals
Chris O’Connell (AUS) d [2] Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-4 4-6 7-5
[3] Marcos Giron (USA) d [7] James Duckworth (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-3

Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
Jason Kubler (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) d [1] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/Andres Molteni (ARG) 6-3 2-6 [10-3]

Men’s singles, semifinals
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v TBC

Men’s doubles, semifinals
Jason Kubler (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)/Marcelo Melo (BRA)

London, Great Britain

Alex de Minaur has played a starring role for Team World on the opening day of the Laver Cup, scoring a singles win against hometown hero Andy Murray.

De Minaur posted a 5-7 6-3 [10-7] win against the former world No.1 in an impressive debut in the competition.

> VIEW: Laver Cup results

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