They have already secured three of the four spots in the men’s singles semi-finals, with a trio of French players, Arthur Fils, Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard and Sean Cuenin, all claiming victories on Thursday. Luca Van Assche can turn it into an all-French semi-final lineup if he beats his current match against Spaniard Daniel Mérida Aguilar. 9th seed Cuenin upset seed Shang Juncheng 6-4, 7-5, while 14th seed Fils edged Daniel Rincon 6-2, 6-3. Perricard, seeded fifth, passed 6-2, 6-1 over Viacheslav Bielinskyi of Ukraine. Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, the women’s top seed and last year’s Australian Open champion, fell to 16-year-old Czech Linda Noskova 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Noskova joins three Russians in the women’s singles semi-finals when she faces fourth-seeded Diana Shnaider, who eliminated Robin Montgomery, while Erika Andreeva will face Oksana Selekhmeteva. In an interview conducted a day before the game, the young adorrana recognized that the pressure to get to professional tennis soon has not helped her too much.
“Since I ran too fast, obviously [el bloqueo] it did not help, he began to talk more about my feelings with my team, sharing what is something that is difficult for me because I did not know how to explain my pressure, my nerves, “he said.
“I wasn’t admitting that I had them, but I did and now I’m managing a little better, I hope I can continue like this.” “I would say that for me the difficult thing was to handle all the pressure that I have had,” he said.
“My development in juniors has been very, very fast, too fast. I won my first ITF at age 13, a Grade 5.