ATP roundup: Hubert Hurkacz beats Andy Murray in France

9/25/2021 12:32:50 AM EST

Top-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland delivered 13 aces and ousted Great Britain's Andy Murray 7-6 (4), 6-3, to advance to the semifinals of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, on Friday.

Hurkacz also won 45 of 54 first-service points (83.3 percent) and saved all four break points he faced against the three-time Grand Slam winner. He will face Peter Gojowczyk in the semifinals after the German rallied to beat American Marcos Giron 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Nos. 2 and 3 seeds Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Gael Monfils of France also reached the semis Friday. Carreno Busta knocked out Denmark's Holger Rune 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, and Monfils topped No. 8 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-3, 6-3.

Astana Open

No. 2 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan and No. 8 seed Ilya Ivashka of Belarus reached the semifinals with wins Friday at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Bublik defeated Spain's Carlos Taberner 6-3, 6-4, while Ivashka bounced back after dropping an early set to beat Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Ruusuvuori was a day removed from upsetting No. 1 seed Aslan Karatsev of Russia.

Friday also included two upsets: Australian James Duckworth toppled countryman and No. 5 seed John Millman 6-4, 6-4, and South Korea's Soonwoo Kwon outlasted Serbian seventh seed Laslo Djere 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-0. In the semis, Bublik will battle Kwon and Ivashka will draw Duckworth.

Laver Cup

Team Europe swept three singles matches against Team World and built a 3-1 lead on the opening day of the three-day event in Boston.

Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini each won in three sets while Casper Ruud was a straight-sets winner in the uniquely scored event.

Rublev, of Russia, defeated Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Berrettini, of Italy, edged Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassame 6-7 (3), 7-5, 10-8. In this event, when players split the first two sets, the third set becomes a 10-point match tiebreaker.

Ruud, of Norway, slipped past American Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4). In the only doubles match of the day, American John Isner and Canadian Denis Shapovalov rallied past Berrettini and Germany's Alexander Zverev 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-1.

--Field Level Media

NFL

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:52:38 EST Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder) exits Browns game vs. Cardinals
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 15:47:13 EST Report: Raiders, Jon Gruden expected to reach contract settlement
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:04:48 EST Kirk Cousins, Vikings down Panthers in overtime
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:18:58 EST Ravens shut down Justin Herbert, zap Chargers 34-6
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:27:46 EST Rodgers again leads Packers by Bears
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:55:50 EST Jonathan Taylor posts big second half as Colts thwart Texans
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:16:03 EST Rams flatten Giants with huge second quarter
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:12:26 EST Joe Burrow throws 3 TDs as Bengals beat hapless Lions
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:25:52 EST Chiefs dominate second half to win at Washington
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:13:38 EST Report: Texans RT Marcus Cannon to miss rest of season

MLB

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:27:21 EST Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (neck) not in Game 2 lineup
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 12:09:12 EST Dodgers, Max Scherzer favored to even NLCS at Braves in Game 2
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 02:46:28 EST Max Scherzer looking to pull Dodgers even with Braves in NLCS
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 01:32:04 EST Braves take NLCS opener over Dodgers in walk-off win
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 22:09:01 EST Red Sox belt two grand slams, even up ALCS with Astros
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 13:02:05 EST Dodgers turn to Corey Knebel to start Game 1 vs. Braves
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 20:05:08 EST Braves RHP Chris Martin added to NLCS roster
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 02:31:34 EST Red Sox turn to Nathan Eovaldi in Game 2 vs. Astros
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:19:33 EST Carlos Correa powers Astros past Red Sox in ALCS opener
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 13:18:03 EST Nail-biter Dodgers, rested Braves ready to begin NLCS rematch

NBA

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:44:22 EST Take 5: Top storylines for NBA regular season
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:06:07 EST NBA power rankings: Lakers, Nets (who else?) lead the way
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:01:44 EST Reports: Celtics waive F Jabari Parker
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 15:18:24 EST Suns' Mikal Bridges agrees to 4-year, $90 million extension
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:42:51 EST Doc Rivers: 76ers' Ben Simmons not in 'game shape'
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 12:29:51 EST Grizzlies exercise rookie option for Ja Morant, two others
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 22:32:17 EST Rockets release G Dante Exum
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 17:54:01 EST Veteran G Avery Bradley among six players cut by Warriors
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 16:46:35 EST Mavericks waive 2020 draft pick Tyrell Terry
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 14:50:18 EST Knicks sign G Brandon Knight to contract

NHL

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 17:42:46 EST Coyotes hoping for spark on home ice vs. Blues
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:56:38 EST Avs star Nathan MacKinnon remains in COVID-19 protocol
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 16:53:12 EST Fentanyl, cocaine involved in former Bruin Jimmy Hayes' death
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 15:15:26 EST Banged-up Leafs, Rangers each looking for second straight W
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 11:13:56 EST Flames look for power-play turnaround vs. Ducks
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 14:15:04 EST Auston Matthews to return for Leafs; G Petr Mrazek (groin) out 2 weeks
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 02:26:37 EST NHL roundup: Connor McDavid’s hat trick powers Oilers
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 02:19:27 EST Stars, Senators face off in search of bounce-back win
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 01:19:56 EST Cam Talbot, Wild fend off Kings, 3-2
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 01:21:55 EST Connor McDavid’s hat trick powers Oilers past Flames