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Tiafoe untouchable in Vienna, beats Schwartzman to move into semi-finals

Another top 10 conquest for the American as he moves into the final four

Frances Tiafoe in Vienna Frances Tiafoe in Vienna

He had already taken out the top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas – and less than 24 hours later, Frances Tiafoe has now knocked out Diego Schwartzman to reach the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open.

The American beat the sixth seed 6-4, 7-6(6) to get his first-ever win over the Argentinian – and both their previous meetings had been this year, requiring three sets to conclude. Tiafoe wrapped this one up in straight sets to reach the biggest semi-final of his career thus far.

He had to work hard to take the second set. Although he raced to a 5-1 lead, Schwartzman hit back to win five games on the bounce, and it was left to Tiafoe to force a tiebreak. Again, the American moved ahead quickly before Schwartzman responded – but Tiafoe finally got the job done.

He will play either Jannik Sinner or Casper Ruud for a spot in the final.

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