In the semi-finals of the challenger in Kemper, Frenchman Gregoire Barrer will play against Dennis Novak from Austria.
The 27-year-old Barrer met our expectations in the quarterfinals yesterday and showed high-quality tennis against Andrey Kuznetsov from Russia. Barrer quickly took the initiative in the match and the question of a break was only a matter of time. As a result, Gregoire made a break in the middle of the first set and calmly won it with a score of 6:3. At the very beginning of the second set, Kuznetsov immediately lost a game on his serve, but Barrer could not quickly develop into his advantage, soon Gregoire allowed Andrey to make a return break and as a result, the tennis players came out on the score of 2:2. After that, they consistently played a game on their serve, but then the Frenchman already began to finally dominate the court. Barrer was able to make two consecutive breaks, and together with a high-quality serve, this led to a confident victory in the set with a score of 6:3.
28-year-old Novak confirmed once again in the semifinals yesterday that he is in good shape, Dennis is already used to the Camper court and is now fully ready to fight for the trophy. Yesterday in the semifinals Novak beat Joao Souza from Portugal in two sets. In the first set, the Austrian calmly made a break in the middle of the game and eventually made the score 6:3 in his favor. In the second set, we had a hard fight, both tennis players worked competently on their serve and eventually they reached a tie-break, where Novak was still able to squeeze the Portuguese and win the match – 7:6 (8:6).
Gregoire Barrer and Dennis Novak have played together twice, it was in 2018 and 2021. At the same time, both times the tennis players met each other at the French challengers, where the Austrian invariably celebrated success in two sets.
Considering the general form of Dennis Novak, as well as the history of personal meetings with Gregoire Barrer, although it is not the biggest, here you can again bet on the representative of Austria.