After two wash outs the LG&T Challenger caught back up with the schedule and finished all semi final matches today. Two finals matches tomorrow decide the Singles & Doubles Champions. Everyone has worked hard to get back on track and players cooperated tremendously to help us get to this point.
Australian one-seed Jordan Thompson (No. 98) was looking to get back to the finals where he was defeated last year. He faced off against Lithuanian Laurynas Grigelis (No. 270). Thompson defeated Grigelis in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
Jay Clarke (No. 225) has had a huge week. Yesterday he had his twentieth birthday and punched his ticket to the semi finals against the two seed, Marcel Granollers (No. 104). Clarke defeated Granollers 6-4, 6-3 and will be playing in his first ATP Finals. Thompson will look to redeem himself from last year and play Clarke for the title after the doubles match and ceremony have ended.
The Doubles semi finals were also played today on the Bud Koffman Center Court. To start the day Alejandro Gomez (No. 382) and Caio Silva (No. 307) upset the two seed, Robert Galloway (No. 168) and Roberto Maytin (No. 138) 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-6. Brothers Gerard Granollers (No. 157) and Marcel Granollers (No. 26) finished off play today against Hans Hach Verdugo (No. 213) and Andreas Siljestrom (No. 144). In a grinding match the Granollers brothers defeated Verdugo, and Siljestrom 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) 10-5. The Granollers brothers will face off against Gomez and Silva at 11:00 a.m.