Australians Jordan Thompson and Christopher O’Connell advance to the quarterfinals of the 250-level occasion in Chengdu, China after straight-sets wins on Friday.
Jordan Thompson continued his wealthy vein of current kind to achieve the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 hard-court event in Chengdu, China.
The Australian noticed off Dusan Lajovic 6-1 7-6(1) to change into the primary participant via to the final eight; there he’ll meet Roman Safiullin, who upset fourth seed Daniel Evans in straight units.
The second participant into the quarters was Thompson’s countryman Christopher O’Connell, who survived a mammoth struggle towards Taro Daniel.
He required 5 set factors within the opening set, and 5 match factors within the second, to in the end seal a 7-6(10) 6-4 win after greater than two-and-a-half hours on court docket.
O’Connell, the world No.53 who has been on a roll lately on Chinese language laborious courts, units up a quarterfinal assembly with both Grigor Dimitrov or Juan Pablo Varillas.
He avenged fellow Aussie Aleksandar Vukic’s loss to Daniel; O’Connell may also crew with Vukic in first-round doubles motion.
In the meantime, this marks Thompson’s fourth ATP quarterfinal of the season and he has now received eight of his previous 11 matches.
The world No.56 raced via the opening set and held two match factors within the twelfth recreation of the second. Whereas he missed out on changing these, he dominated the following tiebreak to advance.
Thompson can be taking part in doubles in Chengdu with Max Purcell, whom he beat within the first spherical of the singles occasion.
In a while Friday, on the ATP 250 occasion in Zhuhai, China, Australian qualifier Alex Bolt takes on No.1 seed Karen Khachanov.
Bolt received his first-round principal draw match over Diego Schwartzman, who retired when trailing 6-3 4-2.
For full outcomes and schedule on Australians competing in Zhuhai and Chengdu, go to ATPTour.com.
On the WTA 1000 event in Guadalajara, No.1 seed Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens notched one other win, beating Alexa Guarachi Monica Niculescu of Romania to progress to the semifinals.
The Australian-Belgian pair of Hunter and Mertens enhance to 26-9 in a stellar 2023 season.
They subsequent face Caroline Dolehide and Asia Muhammad for a spot of their third massive remaining of the yr, after Rome and Wimbledon.
Hunter, at the moment the world No.6 in doubles, is projected to return to the highest 5 in subsequent week’s rankings.
For full outcomes and schedule on Australians competing in Guadalajara, go to WTATennis.com.
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