Goffin Closing In On Montpellier Final
Top seed Bautista Agut defeats Humbert in two sets
Gerasimov, who beat Goffin 6-4, 7-6(5) at the 2020 Open 13 Provence in their only previous ATP Head2Head meeting, knocked out Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in two hours and 28 minutes. The 28-year-old Gerasimov struck 16 aces for a place in his third tour-level semi-final.
German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk lost just three of his first-service points (23/26) to beat Austria's Dennis Novak 6-4, 6-1 in 84 minutes. Gokowczyk now plays top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Saturday.
Bautista Agut needed just an hour and 12 minutes to book his own semi-final spot in Montpellier. The Spaniard defeated No. 6 seed Ugo Humbert, the last Frenchman standing, and cruised with a 6-3, 6-3 victory.