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Australian Alexei Popyrin is having fun with his greatest run at an ATP hard-court occasion in three years.

Doha, Qatar, 22 February 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Doha, Qatar

Alexei Popyrin has charged into his third profession ATP singles semifinal – and his first on onerous courts since February 2021.

The 24-year-old Australian scored a powerful 6-4 6-4 victory towards world No.21 Alexander Bublik within the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 match in Doha.

“I’m actually proud of how I dug deep on this match,” Popyrin stated. “It was not straightforward with the wind and he’s not a simple participant to play towards.”

That is Popyrin’s eleventh profession win towards a top-30 participant.

The world No.46 now turns his consideration to a semifinal showdown with world No.17 Karen Khachanov, who’s the final remaining seeded participant within the draw.

Khachanov has gained two of their three earlier profession conferences, nonetheless Popyrin triumphed after they final met in October 2023.

In doubles, Australia’s John-Patrick Smith is thru to the semifinals alongside his German companion Andreas Mies.

Smith and Mies edged out a 3-6 6-3 [10-8] victory towards world No.20 Jean-Julien Rojer and world No.30 Lloyd Glasspool to proceed their successful run.

That is world No.67 Smith’s greatest tour-level consequence since reaching the semifinals in Sofia final November.

The unseeded Italian mixture of Lorenzo Musetti and Lorenzo Sonego await within the semifinals.

Aussies in motion – Doha

Males’s singles, quarterfinals
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d [4] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-4 6-4

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[Alt] John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) d Lloyd Glasspool (GBR)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) 3-6 6-3 [10-8]

Males’s singles, semifinals
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [2] Karen Khachanov

Males’s doubles, semifinals
[Alt] John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)/Lorenzo Sonego (ITA)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Two Australians – Storm Hunter and Ellen Perez – have superior to the doubles semifinals at a WTA 1000 match in Dubai.

World No.3 Hunter and her Czech companion Katerina Siniakova are but to drop a set this week, securing their semifinal spot with a 7-6(3) 6-4 victory towards Japan’s Shuko Aoyoma and Serbian Aleksandra Krunic.

They now play the reigning US Open champions, world No.5 Gabriela Dabrowski and world No.6 Erin Routliffe, for a spot within the last.

The opposite semifinal will characteristic world No.15 Perez and her American companion Nicole Melichar-Martinez, after they edged out a hard-fought 6-7(1) 6-4 [12-10] victory towards French duo Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic within the quarterfinals.

World No.4 Laura Siegemund and world No.96 Aliaksandra Sasnovich now stand of their manner of progressing to their fourth last as a staff at WTA 1000 degree.

It is a career-best run for each 29-year-old Hunter and 28-year-old Perez in Dubai.

Aussies in motion – Dubai

Girls’s doubles, quarterfinals
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d [WC] Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-7(1) 6-4 [12-10]
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d Shuko Aoyoma (JPN)/Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 7-6(3) 6-4

Girls’s doubles, semifinals
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Aliaksandra Sasnovich/Laura Siegemund (GER)
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v [2] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/Erin Routliffe (NZL)

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