Showing posts with label Ilya Ivashka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ilya Ivashka. Show all posts

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final
Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

Karen Khachanov upset Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to reach the Marseille Open final.

He will next play Lucas Pouille, who reached his second final of the season after a 6-3 7-6 defeat of Ilya Ivashka.

Khachanov was impeccable on serve, saving the meager three break points Berdych had throughout the duel.

The 21-year-old has now beaten Berdych in both their meetings having also prevailed at last year's French Open.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Injured Wawrinka retires in Marseille

Injured Wawrinka retires in Marseille
Injured Wawrinka retires in Marseille

Stan Wawrinka's troubled comeback from a six-month injury lay-off suffered another setback Thursday when he was forced to quit his second-round match in Marseille against world number 193 Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.

Wawrinka was 6-4, 1-1 down to the qualifier when he retired.

The Swiss, now down at 13 in the rankings, missed the last six months of the 2017 season after undergoing knee surgery.