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Korda edges Khachanov to take place in Antwerp quarter-finals

Sebastian Korda won against Karen Khachanov 7-5, 7-6 (9) on Thursday. He’ll face Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 8 seed, in the next round

Seb Korda forehand Zuma / Panoramic

American Sebastian Korda moved into the quarter-finals of the European Open by winning against Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 4 seed, 7-5, 7-6 (9) at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp on Thursday.

Korda, ranked No 36, saved four set points in the second set and will now play Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 8 seed.

The 22-year-old American edged out Marcos Giron (6-3, 6-7, 6-4) in the previous round.

Antwerp ATP 250, other second-round results (Lotto Arena, EUR 648.130, most recent results first):

  • Manuel Guinard vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • David Goffin vs. Diego Schwartzman
  • Dominic Thiem vs. Francisco Cerundolo: thursday
  • Hubert Hurkacz (1) beat Jack Draper: 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-1
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Jaume Munar: 6-1, 7-6 (3)
  • Richard Gasquet beat Dominic Stricker (Q): 7-6 (6), 7-5
  • Daniel Evans (5) beat Constant Lestienne: 6-2, 6-1
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