Gerry Weber Open II
PTA World Tour 250 - Saturday (Semifinals) - Halle, Germany - Grass
- Sven Oxenstierna is through to a maiden tour final on grass after putting a stop to defending champion Rasmus Olesen's form in impressive style. The World No. 4 put in undoubtedly his best performance of the week against a high quality opponent as he cruised into the final in straight sets. Olesen struggled with his serve in gusty conditions, and his lanky frame was punished by the constant Oxenstierna onslaught. While he too had some troubles with serving consistency, he was a heck of a lot better than his Danish opponent to hand him his first loss at Halle 6-3, 6-2.
- Tomorrow he will meet eighth seed Carlo Amato who went one better than his Season I semifinal with an impressive 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over sixth seeded Croat Miroslav Brdar.
- Seeded players out: Miroslav Brdar; Rasmus Olesen.
- In tomorrow's doubles final, third seeds Ashim Kumar and Seby Kumar go in as favourites as they meet Belgian duo Roel Hervelle and Yves Parmentier.
- Seeded players out: None.