The semi-finals are set at the Calgary National Bank Challenger. The tournament, which offers $81,240 in total prize money, is being played on the hard courts of the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre in Calgary.
Liam Broady (No. 7) of Great Britain defeated Goncalo Oliveira (No.15) of Portugal 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the final four and remain the highest seeded player left in the tournament. Joining him is tenth seed Maxime Cressy of the United States after he overcame Japan’s Yusuke Takahashi 4-6, 7-6(11), 6-4.
Also into the semi-finals is Arthur Rinderknech of France. Seeded eighth, Rinderknech beat compatriot Geoffrey Blancaneaux (No. 14) 6-4, 6-2 to reach the tournament’s final four. In the day’s last quarter-final, Poland’s Kacper Zuk added another seeded player to his list of upsets this week, beating Tobias Kamke (No. 11) of Germany 6-4, 6-4.
In the remaining doubles quarter-finals, Canadian Filip Peliwo (Vancouver, BC) and partner Harry Bourchier of Australia beat Karol Drzewiecki of Poland and Oliveira 6-3, 7-6(3). Earlier, British pairing Broady and Scott Clayton mustered a 1-6, 7-6(5), [13-11] triumph over Patrik Niklas-Salminen and Harri Heliövaara of Finland.
In the only doubles semi-final of the day, third-seeded pairing Max Schnur and Nathan Pasha of the United States booked their place in the championship match with a 6-1, 6-7(4), [10-7] victory over French duo Rinderknech and Manuel Guinard.
(Feature photo: Kyle Clapham)