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Montpellier Open: Rune in semi-finals, winning two tie-breaks against Barrere
Holger Rune defeated Gregoire Barrere 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) on Friday
Dane Holger Rune, the top seed, advanced to the last four of the Montpellier Open by winning against Frenchman Gregoire Barrere 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) at the Sud de France Arena on Friday evening.
Rune, ranked No 9, will play the winner of the match between Croat Borna Coric, the No 3 seed, and American Maxime Cressy next.
In the previous round of the Montpellier tournament, the 19-year-old Dane beat Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (7-6 (5), 6-2).
Barrere, ranked No 75, edged out Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 6 seed (6-4, 6-7 (12), 7-6 (3)) and won against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-3, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.
Montpellier ATP250, other quarter-finals results (Sud de France Arena, hard, EUR 562.815, most recent results first):
- Borna Coric vs. Maxime Cressy : Friday in Montpellier
- Jannik Sinner (2) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 6-4, 6-2
- Arthur Fils (WC) beat Quentin Halys: 7-6 (3), 6-3