Two Canadians are in a title race heading into the weekend.
Vasek Pospisil has advanced to his second semi-final of 2017 in Taipei at the Santaizi Challenger. He has done so without dropping a set.
Pospisil’s 2017 thus far has been highlighted by wins over Daniel Evans and Kyle Edmund in Davis Cup and most notably a straight sets win over world no. 1 Andy Murray in Indian Wells.
The Canadian has defeated Sasi Kumar Mukund, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, and Marco Chiudinelli en route to the semi-finals, where he will face world no. 63 Yen-Hsun Lu.
Pospisil holds a perfect 4-0 head-to-head record against Lu, including their most recent meeting in Indian Wells this past March. All of their previous encounters have come on hard courts. Pospisil will be looking to make his second final of 2017 with a win on Saturday.
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Over in Egypt, Filip Peliwo captured his first title of 2017 earlier this month at the Sharm El Sheikh Futures.
A few weeks later, the 23-year-old kept his winning streak alive with a strong 6-3, 6-3 win over Germany’s George von Massow at the Egypt Men’s Futures.
Peliwo closed out his quarter-final match against von Massow serving at 60% and won 100% second service points in the match. Behind seven aces, he was not broken in nine service games.
Currently no. 466 in the ATP rankings, Peliwo has had a consistent 2017 season to date. With one title and two prior quarter-final appearances in January, he is making a steady climb back up the rankings. His career-high came in 2014 when he was no. 223.
Both players will play their respective semi-finals on Saturday April 22.