Two-time champion Leonardo Mayer overpowered his fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 4-6 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the German Tennis Championships on Friday.
The decider saw six breaks of serve but it was the 2014 and 2017 winner Mayer who took control to secure a victory in two hours and 14 minutes.
Second seed Schwartzman, who struggled to find his serving rhythm and recorded eight double faults, fell short at the quarter-finals stage in Hamburg for a second consecutive year.
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Jul 28, 2018 09:04:07 IST