Delbonis Earns a Spot in the Semis at the German Tennis Championships

Federico Delbonis is preparing for one of the biggest matches of his professional career….

The 22-year-old Argentine tennis player, a qualifier at the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg, defeated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-4 to earn a spot in the semifinals of a tournament for only the second time in his career.

Federico Delbonis

Delbonis, currently ranked No. 114 in the world, will next play the tournament’s top seed Roger Federer, who is ranked No. 5 in the world.

But reaching the semi-finals wasn’t exactly a breeze…

Delbonis had to stave off a pair of match points in the second set. He failed to serve out the match at 5-3; and then wasted two match points on Verdasco’s serve before the Spaniard double-faulted on the third.

Delbonis had previously reached his first ATP World semifinal at Stuttgart in 2011, losing to Juan Carlos Ferrero 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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