Those fans of sports betting, which believed in the successful performance at this week’s tournaments Ocean Alexander Dolgopolov and Elina Elina Svitolina, it has paid off.
Alexandr Dolgopolov (Q) in the quarterfinals of the tournament series “Masters 1000” in Cincinnati beat Czech Tomas Berdych (6) with the score 6: 4, 6: 2 and reached the semifinal, where his opponent will be top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
Thus, the 26-year-old native of Kiev, occupying 66th place in the ATP rankings, was the first in 21 years the winner of the qualification, which have reached the semi-finals of the competition in Ohio. Dolgopolov repeated achievement of American David Wheaton, reached the semifinals in 1994.
Dolgopolov is optimistic about the upcoming fight:
“I like to play on hard. In the semi-final with Djokovic I will have to play consistently and attack when the opportunity arises. I think I have a chance to win “- quoted Dolgopolov Tennis World.
Elina Elina Svitolina after the victory over the Czech Lucie Shafarzhovoy with a score of 6: 4, 2: 6, 6: 0 in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Cincinnati told that contributed to its success, and shared how is going to play against the first racket of the world Serena Williams.
“I just tried to stay focused from the first draw in the third set. Rival made a few unforced errors, and I continued to struggle, trying to get into the court and did not give her earn “WINNERS”. Because if it starts to hit the ball with full force, it becomes difficult to play with her. I think I exerted a lot of pressure on it.
As for the match, with Serena, she powerfully beats both right and left, as well as confidently submits. However, it’s not just the power of punches, but also in accuracy. It strikes deep into the back line. I hope I can play with it after the judge-informant finished listing its titles and awards. I just want to spend a good match and show everything that is capable of “, – quotes Elina Svitolina WTA official website.