After scoring a break in the third game, Hsieh and Strycova needed to save a break point
in the sixth game, three more break points
in the eighth game and another break point
in the final game before finally clinching the match.
The Spanish third seed was in command throughout the match, and finished the contest in an hour and 48 minutes without conceding a single break point
, sealing the result on his fourth match point with his 11th ace.
Khachanov had impressed in a fourth-round victory over Juan Martin del Potro, but was never in with a chance in the quarter-final, which was delayed from Wednesday due to rain, dropping serve twice in the opening set.He managed to get to 4-4 in the second, only to see Thiem reel off eight of the next 10 games and seal a last-four spot without even facing a break point
in the match.
When I was invited for a "beasting" at Break Point
HQ in East Grinstead, an extreme challenge centre run by Ollie Ollerton - ex-Special Forces and star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins - I knew it wouldn't be easy.
The Skupski brothers saved a break point
in the sixth game before they broke Aisam and Gonzalez in the following game to take a 4-3 first-set lead.
At a point when Halep was trailing 1-2, she sealed her first break point
of the match soon and continued with her impressive run to win the set.
But Djokovic was in total control and did not face a break point
, breaking Dzumhur's serve three times.
The contest lasted a little over two hours and saw the Indo-French combo convert one out of two break point
chances, while their opponents converted three out of 12 break-points.
The Spaniard looked set for a routine win when he broke again early in the second to go 2-1 up, but Cilic had other ideas, forcing him to cough up another break point
in the sixth game.
Vekic came again at 6-6, this time with a break point
at 30-40, but a booming Konta backhand and slightly less convincing drop shot averted the danger.
I gave up a couple of break point
chances but thankfully I grabbed one in the third set."
A tetchy Williams was forced to defend another break point
in the very next match but this time held firm.