Brandon Nakashima and Christopher O'Connell will face each other in the semifinal of the 2022 ATP San Diego Open on Friday, September 25.
As a result of throwing away a set and a break advantage, Daniel Elahi Galan was able to win the second set and tie the match for Brandon Nakashima. Nevertheless, he quickly took command of the match and cruised to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory in the match’s decisive set. Although the American teenager hasn’t played well so far this week in San Diego, he would be happy with the outcome given he had lost all four of his previous quarterfinal matches on the main circuit in 2022. With victories over fellow countryman John Isner in the ATP Los Cabos semifinals in 2021 and Emil Ruusuvuori in Atlanta the following week, world #69 has a perfect 2-0 record in ATP semifinal matches.
The San Diego tournament’s breakout performer this week has been Christopher O’Connell, who defeated Jason Kubler, Jeffrey John Wolf, and Jenson Brooksby in three straight matches to earn an unusual semifinal berth. Prior to this week, the Australian had only ever reached one quarterfinal on the main circuit, and he has recently struggled with his fitness. The 28-year-old suffered physically in his first-round match at the US Open a few weeks back and twice retired at the Malaga Challenger and Porto Challenger.
Brandon Nakashima and Christopher O’Connell are scheduled to face each other in the semifinal round of the 2022 ATP San Diego Open on Sunday, September 25. The tournament is scheduled to begin on September 20 and end on September 26.
The 2022 ATP San Diego Open is scheduled to commence on September 20 and go on until September 26 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 20-22|
|Round of 16||September 22-23|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|