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


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