Pablo Carreño defeats Lajovic and stands in the semi-finals of Hamburg

Spanish Pablo Carreño, second-seeded, will play the ATP semi-finals in Hamburg after beating Serbian Dusan Lajovic, fifth top seed, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

The Asturian tennis player, who had a disappointing Wimbledon after losing in the first round to American Sam Querrey, had not reached the semifinals since Spanish Rafael Nadal deprived him of playing in the final of the Barcelona tournament in April.

Carreño will face the winner of the duel between Argentine Federico Delbonis and Frenchman Benoit Paire, eighth head of the table, for a place in the final.