Paire rallies to make Winston-Salem semi-finals

(Reuters) – Top-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire staved off Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta to win their quarter-final match in the rain-delayed Winston-Salem Open on Friday.

(Reuters) – Top-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire staved off Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta to win their quarter-final match in the rain-delayed Winston-Salem Open on Friday.

Paire served 14 double faults in the 7-6(5) 1-6 6-3 win that set up a semi-final against American Steve Johnson later on Friday in the North Carolina tournament.

Johnson came from behind to defeat 14th seeded Australian John Millman 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4.

Second seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov will face Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the third seed, in the other semi-final.

Shapovalov stopped Russia’s Andrey Rublev 6-3 7-6(4) and Hurkacz rallied to defeat American Frances Tiafoe 4-6 7-6(1) 6-1.

The quarter-finals had been washed out on Thursday, forcing two rounds to be played on Friday.

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