SummaryBotic van de Zandschulp did an excellent job at The Queen’s Championship, in West Kensington in London. The 26-year-old tennis player from Wageningen was too strong for Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in two sets: 6-2, 6-4. Thus, he reaches the semi-finals of the tournament, where he will play against Matteo Berrettini.
Van de Zandschul reached the semi-finals of the turf tournament for the first time in his career. Conditions were tough today. It was hot and windy but I focused mainly on my game.” “Two years ago I watched this tournament and hope to be able to participate in it myself. I’m really happy to be here and things are going well.”
Van de Zandschulp woke up in first match of the ATP 500 upset by going out of his mind with a 1-1 draw in sets against Paul Jubb. He shouted that it no longer felt like tennis, but in the end he won the match. In the next round, he easily defeated the top-ranked Grigor Dimitrov.
The Van de Zandschulp match was the first quarter-final of the tournament. Berrettini (10) is the highest-ranked remaining in the world rankings, followed by Cilic (17) and Van de Zandschulp (29). The 26-year-old 1.96-meter tennis player from Rome defeated Tommy Ball of the United States in the quarter-finals 6-4, 6-2.
Van de Zandschul reached the final at the Mud Championships in Munich a month ago, but eventually gave up due to respiratory problems. The grass tournament in London is a preparatory tournament for Wimbledon, which begins at the end of this month. Van de Zandschulp was stranded last week in the first round of the turf tournament in Rosmalen. Then he lost in three sets to Finn Emil Rossovoori.
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