BMW Open 2022 Day 4 roundup: Second seed Casper Ruud ousted, Miomir Kecmanovic beats Nikoloz Basilashvili

The Norwegian's defeat came at the hands of Dutch player and eighth seed Botic van de Zandschulp.

Casper Ruud in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)

Day 4 of the 2022 edition of the BMW Open saw one of the favorites, in the form of Casper Ruud, knocked out in the quarter-finals. The Norwegian’s defeat came at the hands of Dutch player and eighth seed Botic van de Zandschulp. Ruud’s compatriot, Holger Rune, continued his winning streak as he beat Finalnd’s Emil Ruusuvuori. Home favourite Oscar Otte advanced to the semis after beating Chilean player Alejandro Tabilo. Tabilo had beaten Crsitian Garin earlier to reach the quarters. Finally, Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic’s high-quality tennis saw him dispatch fourth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Ruud crashes out

Ruud did play well in the first set but ultimately fell to a straight-sets defeat at the hands of van de Zandschulp. The scoreline at the end of the tie was 7-5, 6-1 in the eighth seed’s favour. The Dutchman scored four aces while Ruud scored two. He also committed zero double faults in the tie. On the first serve, van de Zandschulp’s win percentage was 63% while Ruud only managed 38%. The Dutchman recorded 80% on the second serve while his opponent could only manage 59%. The eighth seed also won nine service games, three more than Ruud.

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Holger Rune’s hot streak continues

It has been a tournament to remember for Norway’s Holger Rune. He defeated top seed Alexander Zverev by a comfortable margin to make it to the quarter-final of the competition. The Norwegian comfortably dispatched Emil Ruusuvuori to reach the semis. Ths scoreline at the end of the tie was 6-0 6-2. The Norwegian scored three aces while his opponent scored some. Rune also only committed one double fault in the match. On the first serve, he had a win percentage of 76% while Ruusuvuori could only manage 47%. On the second serve, the Finn managed 50% whereas Rune recorded 67%.

Oscar Otte advances

German tennis player Oscar Otte recorded a fine victory in the BMW Open on Friday as he beat Alejandro Tabilo to advance to the semi-final. The German won in front of his home fans 6-1, 7-6 (7-1). Otte scored six aces while his opponent only scored one. He committed just one double fault whereas Tabilo committed five. When it comes to the first serve, Otte had a win percentage of 78%. On the second serve it was a bit low at 54%. Tabilo recorded 58% and 57% respectively.

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Kecmanovic stuns Basilashvili

Seventh seed Miomir Kecmanovic took a stunning 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win against fourth seed Nikiloz Basilashvili to reach the last four of the BMW Open. The first set was a great display of edge-of-the-seat tennis as the Serbian used all of his skill to win a thrilling tie-break. Kecmanovic scored an incredible 10 aces while Basilashvili could only get one. The Serbian’s win percentage of the first and second serves were 49% and 65% respectively. For Basilashvili, it was 54% on the first and 38% on the second.

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