Tabilo appears in its fifth semi-final of 2024 in Mallorca

He is the first Chilean semi-finalist on grass since 1977

June 27, 2024

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Alejandro Tabilo will play his first ATP Tour semi-finals on grass in Mallorca.
By Staff

Alejandro Tabilo has already ensured he leaves the Mallorca Championships presented by waterdrop in the highest position of his career in the PIF ATP Rankings as world No. 22.

The Chilean defeated Jakub Mensik on Thursday 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes, becoming the first player from his country to reach the semi-finals of an ATP Tour tournament on grass since 1977 (Fillol Sr. in Nottingham).

“I find that incredible,” Tabilo responded to’s question. “I’m very happy and this moment is unforgettable. I hope it’s the first of many and I can move forward, maintain this level and continue with this confidence.”

Tabilo, who starts in Mallorca as the No. 4 seed, already has as many victories this week on the surface (2-0) as in the rest of his career (2-5).

“I don’t know why (he feels so comfortable in Mallorca),” said the Chilean. “I told my coach that I felt very comfortable here. From day one I felt very comfortable, I’ve been trying to enjoy myself and I love this place. It’s beautiful and I hope I can continue playing here more.”

In the quarter-finals he completed a very serious match against the Czech from the #NextGenATP. An 83% of points won with the first serve helped him to close the first set, while in the second set he was able to turn around a 2-4, linking four consecutive games.

“The match was very solid. I’m happy with how I served, I stayed there very solid in the key moments and he was also a great rival,” he said about his match this Thursday. “He’s very young, I wish him the best and I’m sure He will have a very good career. Now I have to focus on the doubles and tomorrow the semis.”

Those singles semifinals will be against Gael Monfils, who won a competitive match against local favorite Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 32 minutes.

The Frenchman was playing his first quarter-final on grass since Antalya in 2018 (l. to Mannarino in SF) and his bid for the crown in Mallorca remains intact this week. Monfils has also ensured that he rises to at least No. 33 in the world, his best ranking since September 2022.


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