The AnyTech365 Andalucía Open will have Spanish presence in its two men's semifinals. Pablo Andújar and Jaume Munar reached this Friday their pass to the penultimate round where they will face the Argentinean Pedro Cachín and the Czech Jiri Vesely (2). The semifinals of the women's draw are also set; Danka Kovinic (1)- Mayar Sherif (3) and Oceane Dodin- Tamara Korpatsch will be the four players who will fight to lift the trophy.
The runner-up of the tournament, Jaume Munar, was the last to seal his ticket to the penultimate round. The Manolo Santana court witnessed an even match against Slovakian Alex Molcan (2). After a first set that was resolved in the tiebreak, the Spaniard held firm with his serve to break his opponent's when the scoreboard reflected 3-2 in his favor. A definitive break to finish undermining the morale of his opponent and close the day with a joy for the home crowd.His opponent in the penultimate round will be the 4th top seed, Czech Jiri Vesely, who frustrated a 100% Spanish semifinal by eliminating Robert Carballés in two sets.
The semifinal for the upper part of the draw will be a Spanish-Argentine duel. Pablo Andújar who defeated the young Asian talent Chun-hsin Tseng, will face the revelation of this edition, the Argentinean Pedro Cachín, who continues to make progress after eliminating Dominic Thiem and Manuel Guinard in the previous days; this Friday his victim was the experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The AnyTech365 Andalucía Open already has the four players who will fight for the final title. Danka Kovinic from Montenegro, Mayar Sherif from Egypt, Oceane Dodin from France and Tamara Korpatsch from Germany are the four players who will fight for the title.
The 1st top seed, Danka Kovinic, had to fight hard and come from behind in the opening set against Italy's Martina Trevisan. The Balkan brought out her grit to turn a match that seemed well on track for the Tuscan and win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The 3rd favorite of the draw, Mayar Sherif was the first to play on the center court of Puente Romano. With a repertoire of strokes that combined power and touch, the North African who trains in Spain, disarmed his opponent, the Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
The other semifinal will be between France's Oceane Dodin and Germany's Tamara Korpatsch. The French player managed to put an end to the local hopes by defeating the Spaniard Rebeka Masarova in two sets. The German, who entered the Andalusian event as "alternate", is consecrated as the revelation of the tournament, her victim this Friday was the Hungarian and 6th favorite Panna Udvardy.
The AnyTech365 Andalucía Open 2022 has finalists in its two doubles draws. In the men's doubles, 2nd top seeds Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinsky will fight for the title against Roman Jebavy and Philipp Oswald (4). The former won their match in two sets against Harri Heliovaara and Nathaniel Lammons, while the 4th seeds beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Aisam-Ul-Hap Qureshi.
On the women's side, the first semifinal ended with a surprise, as Vivian Heisen and Katarzyna Kawa defeated the top seeds, Aleksandra Krunic and Alexandra Panova. In the other match, the duo formed by Rebeka Masarova and Panna Udvardy could not recover from their defeat in singles and also lost in this modality against the second seeds, Irina Bara and Ekaterine Gorgodze.
Saturday, April 2 will mark the definitive fight for the title of the AnyTech365 Andalucía Open 2022 in all categories. Starting at 11 am, the two women's semifinals will be played on the Manolo Santana center court, followed by the two places in the men's final. The day will also see the first winners of this edition crowned on court 1, where the champions of the two doubles draws will be decided.
As part of the tournament, the organization has also carried out the donation of all the balls used during the tournament to the tennis schools of Marbella, more than 4,000 units aimed at promoting tennis and continue the sporting legacy of the city. An initiative promoted by the family of Ronnie Leitgeb as a token of appreciation for all that the city itself has given to the tournament over the years. The event was attended by Florian Leitgeb, AnyTech365 Andalucía Open Director; Manuel Cardeña, Councillor for Sports of the Marbella Town Hall; and tennis player Carlos Gómez-Herrera.
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
ATP -  J. Munar (ESP) d  A. Molcan (SVK) 76(4) 62
ATP -  P. Andujar (ESP) d C. Tseng (TPE) 62 64
ATP -  J. Vesely (CZE) d  R. Carballes Baena (ESP) 62 64
ATP - [Alt] P. Cachin (ARG) d P. Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(5) 62
Men's Doubles - Semifinals
ATP -  R. Jebavy (CZE) / P. Oswald (AUT) d  A. Nedovyesov (KAZ) / A. Qureshi (PAK) 64 63
ATP -  H. Nys (MON) / J. Zielinski (POL) d  H. Heliovaara (FIN) / N. Lammons (USA) 63 75
Women's Singles – Quarterfinals
WTA -  M. Sherif (EGY) d  A. Schmiedlova (SVK) 62 62
WTA -  D. Kovinic (MNE) d  M. Trevisan (ITA) 46 63 63
WTA - [ALT] T. Korpatsch (GER) d  P. Udvardy (HUN) 76(6) 63
WTA - O. Dodin (FRA) d R. Masarova (ESP) 64 61
Dobles Mujeres - Semifinales
WTA - V. Heisen (GER) / K. Kawa (POL) d  A. Krunic (SRB) / A. Panova 76(6) 62
WTA -  I. Bara (ROU) / E. Gorgodze (GEO) d [WC] R. Masarova (ESP) / P. Udvardy (HUN) 62 64