Qualifier Christian Harrison has gained his first profession ATP Tour quarter-final to arrange a showdown with fourth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz for a spot within the title decider.
Harrison defeated Italian Gianluca Mager 7-6 (7-2) 6-Four as his fairytale run continued in Florida.
Hurkacz of Poland swept previous qualifier Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador 6-Four 6-Four to take his place within the remaining 4.
The 26-year-old Harrison’s profession has been slowed by accidents that required surgical procedure eight occasions, and he got here into the event ranked No.789.
He has simply 5 ATP Tour match victories, with three of them coming up to now week.
He additionally gained two matches in qualifying.
“It feels fairly wonderful,” Harrison mentioned.
“I am fairly even-keeled proper now – simply completely happy to maintain enjoying.”
Harrison regrouped towards Mager after dropping serve within the opening sport, when he double-faulted twice.
The one lower-ranked semi-finalist within the event’s historical past was Juan Martin del Potro when he was making an damage comeback in 2016.
Hurkacz, the 23-year-old world No. 35, will probably be closely favoured to beat Harrison as he chases only a second ATP Tour trophy.