Jannik Sinner surprised the top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to reach the Rotterdam ATP quarter-finals on Thursday as ninth seed Holger Rune was knocked out by world number 160 Gijs Brouwer.
Italian 21-year-old Sinner, ranked 14th in the world and fresh off his Montpellier title at the end of the week, won 6-4, 6-3.
It was only his second win over world number three Tsitsipas in seven meetings and avenged a five-set loss to the Greek in the last 16 at the Australian Open last month. ago.
The Swiss veteran will face three-time winner Stan Wawrinka for a place in the semi-finals.
The respected 19-year-old Rune had just knocked off the American-born Dutchman Brouwer 6-4, 4-0 in their second-round tie.
Rune retired after a period of medical treatment that failed to resolve his physical problems.
Brouwer will face fellow Tallon Griekspoor in Friday’s quarterfinals.
Defending champion Felix Auger-Aliassime the Canadian passed Gregoire Barrere to reach the last eight.
The 22-year-old from Montreal dispatched the last Frenchman standing 6-4, 6-3 to set up a meeting with sixth seed Daniil Medvedev, who beat Botic van de Zandschulp 6-2. 6-2, saving all six breaks. side he faced.
Number three Auger-Aliassime secured her place in the last eight on the back of a strong first serve, serving nine aces.
Medvedev will be the favorite to win their meeting after winning all four of his meetings with the Canadian, but only one went the distance.
“Felix is a great player. He won here last year and played amazing at the end of last year. I’m looking forward to a tough match and hope I can do better,” he said. said Medvedev.
Australian Alex de Minaur, who upset second-seeded Andrey Rublev in straight sets on Wednesday, and Grigor Dimitrov in Friday’s other quarter-final .
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