Steve Darcis has Friday could not place for the final of the ATP tournament in Indian Pune (hard/527.880 dollar).
Darcis lost in the semi-finals of the Croat Ivo Karlovic (ATP 100) in three sets: 7-6 (7/3), 4-6 and 6-3. The party lasted 1 hour and 56 minutes. In the final wait for the Croat the winner of the duel between the South African Kevin Anderson (ATP 6), the first seed, and the Frenchman Gilles Simon (ATP 30), the third seed.
The 34-year-old Also fourth in Pune his comeback after more than a year out was due to a lingering elleboogblessure. With his place in the semi-finals he was the first on the ATP Tour. Darcis was the first player in the circuit, founded in 1990, the semi-finals of a tournament reached without a ranking. Because “Shark” by his injury a year no official match played, was his name, after all, the ATP-ranking deleted.
Darcis went into a far-away past with two ATP titles to go. In 2007, he was the best in Amersfoort, the year after he won in Memphis. In 2008, he obtained in Amersfoort, his only other finalist, but when the Belgian the final battle will not win.