ATP250 Los Angeles – Rajeev Ram defeats #3 seed Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Rajeev Ram is through to his second ATP250 semi final in three weeks with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory over #3 seed Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. This win will catapult Rajeev back into the top 100 in the world for the first time since July 2010 and the tournament is far from over. Rajeev will play the winner of Sam Querrey and Xavier Malisse, who play at 7.30pm pacific time this evening. Rajeev also made the semi’s of Newport two weeks ago where he lost to Lleyton Hewitt in three sets in the semi finals.
Rajeev served extremely well in today’s match, making 71% of his first serves and winning 74% of them. More importantly, he won 15/20 (75%) on second serves which is the main reason he only got broken once for the match – early in the second set. Rajeev dropped behind 1-3, but stormed home to win the last 5 games in a row.
There is a lot more tennis to be played in this tournament as Rajeev seeks his the second ATP title of his career (won ATP250 Newport 2009).
All the best and have a wonderful weekend!