DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Many of the top tennis players in the world have descended upon North Texas this week and you’ll be able to see them in action live on TXA 21 this weekend.
The inaugural Dallas Tennis Classic at the Four Seasons Resort and Tennis Club at Las Colinas in Irving features 15 of the top 85 players in the world in its 32-man field.
Semifinal and championship singles and doubles matches will be televised live on TXA 21 on Saturday and Sunday, as part of a scheduled eight hours of exclusive television coverage.
Top-seeded Marin Cilic, the 24th-ranked player in the world according to the latest ATP rankings, will meet Canadian Frank Dancevic in the final quarterfinal match on the Four Seasons Championship Court on Friday afternoon. Cilic, a 23-year old Croation, was an Australian Open semifinalist two years ago.
Only three of the top eight seeds advanced to the quarterfinals in an upset filled week. 4th-seeded Robin Haase of The Netherlands meets German Bjorn Phau in the opening quarterfinal match beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.
11:00 a.m. – (4) Robin Haase vs. Bjorn Phau
12:30 p.m. – (8) Lukas Lacko vs. Igor Andreev
3rd match – Tommy Haas vs. Gilles Muller
4th match – (1) Marin Cilic vs. Frank Dancevic
Saturday’s Semifinals – 11:00 a.m. – TXA 21
Sunday’s Finals – 1:00 p.m. – TXA 21