Federico Delbonis and fifth seeded Nicolas Jarry were first up on Centre Court on Saturday as they did battle for a spot in Sunday’s final of this year’s Swedish Open. After a tight opening six games, Jarry found himself down 15-40 on his own serve but was able to dig himself out of the hole with a couple of big first serves and booming forehands. As can often be expected in tennis, Delbonis, having squandered two break opportunities of his own, dropped his serve in the following game. Leading 5-3 and with the first set in his hands, Jarry did not falter and held serve comfortably to take the opener 6-3 in 34 minutes.
Jarry came out from the break firing on all cylinders and broke Delbonis twice in the Argentine’s first two service games. Jarry dominated, using his heavy inside-out forehand to target the Delbonis forehand and open up the court for an easy final attack to Delbonis’ backhand. Jarry was solid for the remainder of the second set and Delbonis was unable to claw his way back into the match. In the end, the big serving Chilean would move on to the final with a rather comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory. Jarry will face the winner of Saturday’s second semifinal between Juan Ignacio Londero and Albert Ramos-Vinolas.