WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Frances Tiafoe adopted his victory over three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray by beating Thiago Monteiro 7-5, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday night time within the third spherical of the Winston-Salem Open.
The 23-year-old American, ranked No. 51 on the earth, received the primary set by breaking Monteiro within the Twelfth sport. He practically did it once more within the second by profitable the primary two factors on Monteiro’s serve, solely to have Monteiro reply with back-to-back aces to in the end power the tiebreak.
As soon as there, Tiafoe jumped to 2-0 and 5-1 results in take management on the best way to profitable a match after holding serve all through.
That got here someday after Tiafoe saved three set factors within the first set on the best way to beating Murray 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Prime-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain reached the quarterfinals earlier Wednesday, with the world No. 12-ranked participant beating Sixteenth-seeded Dominik Koepfer 6-2, 6-3. However 35-year-old Richard Gasquet (ranked No. 82, seeded 14th) beat third-seeded Daniel Evans 6-4, 7-6 (4) to take out the world’s Twenty seventh-ranked participant.
Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff and France’s Benoit Paire joined the record of seeded gamers to lose in Winston-Salem’s spherical of 16. Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka beat the ninth-seeded Struff 6-2, 6-1, and Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori edged the Twelfth-seeded Paire 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.