Hurkacz Continues Turin Charge, Ends Draper’s Run In Antwerp | ATP Tour

Hubert Hurkacz is recently out of doors the lower for a spot on the Nitto ATP Finals. The Polish big name is appearing he’s prepared to switch that.

The ninth-placed participant within the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin on Wednesday battled previous #NextGenATP lefty Jack Draper 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-1 to succeed in the quarter-finals of the European Open in Antwerp. He will subsequent play 6th seed Francisco Cerundolo or former World No. 3 Dominic Thiem.

In the Live Race, Hurkacz is 295 issues in the back of seventh-placed Felix Auger-Aliassime, who occupies the overall qualifying spot for Turin. Hurkacz may just make a dent in that hole this week in Belgium, the place Auger-Aliassime may be competing.

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It appeared Hurkacz used to be in complete regulate in opposition to the lefty Draper when he led the Briton via a collection and a destroy, however the Milan qualifier battled arduous to point the fit. In the top Hurkacz’s 22 aces proved an excessive amount of to triumph over, and the highest seed complex after two hours and 40 mins.

Draper misplaced the fit, however won certain information previous within the day when he certified for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals. He is the primary Briton to earn a place within the 21-and-under season finale.

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Daniel Evans wasted little time achieving the quarter-finals previous within the day when he cruised previous Frenchman Constant Lestienne 6-2, 6-1.

The 5th seed regarded in regulate all through the 75-minute fit, successful 82 consistent with cent (18/22) of his first-serve issues and breaking 5 instances to earn his twenty seventh tour-level win of the season.

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The Briton now leads Lestienne 2-0 of their ATP Head2Headvert collection, after successful their earlier assembly in San Diego in September. Evans, who’s recently No. 24 within the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings, will subsequent face second-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime or Frenchman Manuel Guinard. Guinard defeated countryman Geoffrey Blancaneaux 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

The 32-year-old is making his moment look on the ATP 250 tournament, having reached the semi-finals in 2020. Earlier this season, Evans loved runs to the remaining 4 in Sydney, San Diego and an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal.

Austrian Dominic Thiem endured his robust shape when he moved previous Belgian Michael Geerts 6-4, 6-0 to succeed in the second one spherical in Antwerp.

In a dominant show, the 29-year-old fired 18 winners and received 86 consistent with cent (30/35) of his first-serve issues to advance after 71 mins. Thiem, who’s making his debut in Antwerp, reached the semi-finals in Gijon remaining week.

The former World No. 3 will subsequent play 6th seed Francisco Cerundolo.


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In different motion, Frenchman Richard Gasquet defeated #NextGenATP Swiss Dominic Stricker 7-6(6), 7-5 in two hours and one minute to succeed in his 6th quarter-final of the season. Gasquet will subsequent meet 3rd seed Diego Schwartzman or David Goffin.

American Sebastian Korda additionally complex, edging countryman Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-4. Korda will subsequent meet Karen Khachanov.

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