India's Ramkumar Ramanathan will face higher-ranked Tim Smyczek in the men's singles semi-final of Hall of Fame Open in Newport on Saturday, July 21.

When does the match start and how to watch it live

The start time of the men's singles semi-final of the ATP 250 grass-court tournament will be updated here.

There is no live television coverage of Hall of Fame Open in India. The live stream will be available on Tennis TV (Subscription required).

The live scores of the match will be available on ATP's official website.

What to expect from the semi-final

Ramkumar reached his first semi-final at the ATP World Tour level when he outclassed higher-ranked Vasek Pospisil in straight sets (7-5, 6-2) in a 78-minute encounter.

The Chennai-born player did not lose a serving game and won 78% of his first-serve points.

With the commanding win, Ramkumar also avenged his heartbreaking defeat to Pospisil in the final qualifying round of Australian Open earlier this year.

The 23-year-old had a disappointing run on grass courts earlier this season. He had not gone past the second round in any of the four previous tournaments until he arrived in Newport.

The man with the big serves has punched above his weight in the ongoing ATP 250 tournament, losing only one set en route to the last-four stages.

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The 161st-ranked Indian player will try and take confidence from the biggest win of his career — against Dominic Thiem at last year's Antalya Open as he bids for his first-ever ATP final.

Ramkumar has not met Smyczek yet in his career but the upcoming match will prove to be a crucial outing.

The American player, ranked 37 places above Ramanathan at 123, needed three sets to get past Jason Jung of Japan and into his maiden tour level semi-final.

The winner of tomorrow's semi-final may likely face top seed Adrian Mannarino or third seed Steve Johnson in Sunday's final.

Mannarino will be taking on Spain's Marcel Granollers in his semi-final later today while Johnson starts as favourite against Dudi Sela.