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France’s Julien Benneteau swept past Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes to reach his second ATP World Tour quarter-final of the year (also ‘s-Hertogenbosch) on Wednesday at the European Open in Antwerp. The 35-year-old Benneteau will next play a compatriot, second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or qualifier Kenny De Schepper.
Portugal’s Joao Sousa withstood 18 aces and lost just seven of his first-service points (45/52) to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. He awaits the winner of third-seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios or Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium.
Bryans Open Doubles Title Bid
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan saved all five break points they faced in a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Belgian wild card Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen for a place in the quarter-finals against Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta. The American twins, who are looking to capture their 115th team crown this week, have already qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 12-19 November.
Third-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who recently contested his second ATP World Tour final of the year at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships 2017 (l. to Goffin), knocked out qualifier Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-6(4) for a place in the VTB Kremlin Cup quarter-finals. Mannarino will next challenge Dudi Sela. A 7-5, 6-1 victor over Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Dzumhur, the sixth seed, recovered from a 0-3 deficit in the deciding set to knock out Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes. This year’s St. Petersburg Open titlist awaits the winner of fourth-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber and 2012 champion Andreas Seppi of Italy, who play later today.