The Canadian Vasek Pospisil has reached the semi-finals of the Open Sud de France on Friday in Montpellier, taking advantage of the withdrawal of local favourite Richard Gasquet.
The Columbian was leading 6-1 and 1-0 when his rival threw in the towel because of an injury to the abdominal muscles. In the Face of an opponent fell, he managed the 14 ace of the encounter.
Pospisil, 132nd player in the world, had surprised his compatriot Denis Shapovalov to the second round after beating Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.
The player of the maple leaf will compete in the four aces to the Belgian David Goffin, 10th in the world, or the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert (67th), the studly Felix Auger-Aliassime in the eighth-final on Thursday.