German advances to the semi-finals
Not even rain was able to stop Yannick Hanfmann from securing one of the biggest wins of his career on Thursday.
The German stunned former World No. 3 Dominic Thiem 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Generali Open in Kitzbühel. It is the 30-year-old's fourth ATP Tour semi-final and his second at the Austrian ATP 250.
Rain suspended play at 5-4 in the third set with Thiem ready to serve to stay in the match. When the players returned, Hanfmann took advantage of some loose errors from the 17-time tour-level titlist to triumph after two hours and 28 minutes.
Kitzbühel has proven the most successful tournament of Hanfmann's career. In 2020 he reached the final at the tournament as a qualifier before losing to Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.