Tennis player Daniel Altmaier's unexpected run of success at the ATP tournament in Madrid has broken.
The 24-year-old from Kempen was beaten 3:6, 3:6 by the number 17 seeded Croatian Borna Coric in his quarter-final match. For the world number 92. Altmaier's jump into the top eight was the biggest success so far at a Masters 1000 event.
Warsteiner Jan-Lennard Struff is fighting today in a duel against number four seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas for the semi-finals.
On Tuesday, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the round of 16 against Spain's young star Carlos Alcaraz with a clear 1: 6, 2: 6. Alcaraz reached the semi-finals on Wednesday with a two-set win against the Russian Karen Chatschanov and meets there against Altmaier conqueror Coric.