Experienced Italian Andreas Seppi is targeting to continue his Moscow run after a shock win over No. 2 seed Karen Khachanov. Seppi, ranked at No. 72 in the world, came from a set down to beat world No. 8 Khachanov 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the Moscow quarterfinal.
"I think the match didn’t start so well. I was hitting a lot of second serves, but I got better and better as the match went on and that was the key,” Seppi said post-match, per the ATP website. “I’m still managing to run well and I’m in the semi-finals here again, so hopefully I can keep going."
Khachanov got off to a good start, having broken Seppi twice in the first set to win the opener. After struggling in the first set, Seppi lifted his game in the following set as he broke the Russian twice and lost no service games to force a decider.
Khachanov started the third set with a break but failed to hold on to his serve as Seppi claimed two breaks to complete a big comeback. Seppi will fight against France's Adrian Mannarino for a place in the Moscow final.