Impressive stuff from Diego today. Blitzed through the first set in record time (16 min). Melzer steadied himself better in the second set but Diego would secure 2 breaks with some great offensive play.
What impressed me most was Diego's ability to generate good pace, deflect Melzer's pace with relative ease (counterpunch) and really exert pressure by hitting the balls on top of the bounce. Quite dangerous on the forecourt.
Diego also served 4 aces to Melzer's 1.
It will be Diego's first QF of any ATP world tour event so well done! :cheerleader: