Borotra Cup 2017 day 2: the semifinals

The second day of the Borotra Cup is disturbed by rain, and the first singles of the semifinals are played indoors, on hard courts. While Jonas Forejtek wins a marathon match against Belgium's number two Louis Herman 6-0 3-6 7-6, Lorenzo Musetti dispaches Admir Kalender 6-0 6-1! With the sun shining again, matches are moved back outdoor, on clay.

On court 2, Duje Adjukovic makes a quick work of Emiliano Maggioli 6-3 6-2 and levels the tie at one all. He then teams up with Kalender to defeat the Italian pair Musetti-Zeppier and qualify Croatia for the final for the first time since 2007.

Borotra Cup

The 16&Under Boys Summer Cup is also known as the Borotra Cup. One of the four Musketeers, winner of 18 Grand Slams (4 singles, 9 mens doubles and 5 mixed doubles), Jean Borotra was a controversial national figure, to say the least. In the 1930s, he was associated with the extreme right-wing organisation the Croix de Feu. During the fighting that preceded the French capitulation in 1940, Borotra had been captured and escaped, but accepted an appointment in the pro-nazi Vichy government as director general of sport. When Laval came to power, Borotra was dismissed and interned. He then claimed to have joined the resistance. In 1946 his application for entry to Wimbledon singles and doubles was refused on the grounds of his wartime association with Vichy.

On court 1, Czech number one Dalibor Svrcina defeats Raphael Collignon 6-2 6-3, and that's 2-0 for Czech Republic! The Czech players have won all their matches so far, and they'll be the favorites for the title tomorrow.

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