Amer Delic downs Olivier Sajous to reach the final eight – Honolulu Challenger 2012 CH

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Amer Delic downs Olivier Sajous to reach the final eight – Honolulu Challenger 2012 CH
Eighth seed, Amer Delic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, tumbled over the Haitian qualifier, Olivier Sajous, in straight sets at the Honolulu Challenger 2012 on Thursday. He registered a 6-2, 6-2 score line over the 24-year-old Haitian to book a quarter-final spot at this ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Challenger Tour event held on the hard courts in Honolulu, United States.
The Bosnian ace remained on track to bag $50,000 prize money after trashing Sajous in straight sets in just under an hour. After earning this success in their first encounter at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Complex, Delic advanced into the quarter-finals.
Delic confidently entered the opening set and quickly slide in entire serve without facing any breakpoint. He capitalised on two out of five break chances and clinched the opener with a 6-2 score line.
The 29-year-old kept momentum sailing into the following set and pocketed entire serves without facing any real challenge from his opponent. He later cashed in both break opportunities and eventually sealed the set by winning six games to two.
Overall, Delic outshined the qualifier completely as he committed fewer errors and clobbered a better first serve share of 78 percent as compared to the Haitian’s 65 percent. He also fired four aces and spectacularly clicked 24 out of 32 points on his first serve.
Next up for the eighth seed is the American rising star, Robby Ginepri, who upset his second seed compatriot, Bobby Reynolds, in a rain-delayed match. The unseeded American registered a 6-2, 6-2 score line against his fellow citizen in almost an hour.
In another match, wild card Jack Sock stunned the fifth seed, Michael Yani, with double breadsticks in an all-American clash. The 19-year-old required 65 minutes to slay his veteran competitor in their first meeting.
Ranked 380th in the South African Airways ATP World Rankings, Sock availed half of the four break opportunities to quickly sack the opener by winning six games to one.
He raised his level of game in the second set and broke Yani’s serve three times to earn the second breadstick in almost half an hour.
Sock capitalised on five out of nine break chances and impressively marked 18 out of 27 points on his first serve share to dominate throughout the match.
Next challenge for the wild card entrant is the top seeded Japanese, Go Soeda, who dumped Slovakia’s Kamil Capkovic in straight sets to secure this spot.   



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