Dan Evans grabs Antwerp semi-final spot, SA’s Lloyd Harris bows out

Russia’s Karen Khachanov was lucky to keep away from disqualification from the European Open on Friday when he smashed his racquet into the umpire’s chair all by the use of a fiery quarter-final loss to Britain’s Dan Evans.

Khachanov, the third seed, had a match diploma contained contained within the second set nonetheless was livid when a line resolve went in opposition to him.

He kicked out on the internet and clattered his racquet into the chair of umpire Adel Nour.

“It is a joke. All individuals can see it was out. Are you drunk related this second?” Khachanov screamed on the official ahead of the tie went to a decider.

Evans went on to win Three-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-Four and subsequent faces France’s Ugo Humbert who claimed a 6-Three, 7-6 (7/2) win over qualifier Lloyd Harris of South Africa.

Australian eighth seed Alex De Minaur beat Marcos Giron of the USA 6-Three, 6-Zero and should face Bulgarian fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Dimitrov progressed when Canada’s Milos Raonic withdrew injured.

Antwerp ATP outcomes on Friday (x denotes seeded participant):


Alex De Minaur (AUS x8) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 6-Three, 6-Zero

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x4) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x5) – walkover

Dan Evans (GBR) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x3) Three-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-Four

Ugo Humbert (FRA) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 6-Three, 7-6 (7/2)

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