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Argentina Open: Varillas beats Thiem to reach quarter-finals
Varillas will face the winner of the match between Argentinian Pedro Cachin and Italian Lorenzo Musetti, the No 3 seed, in the next round
Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas defeated Austrian wildcard Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday.
Varillas, ranked No 101, will face the winner of the match between Argentinian Pedro Cachin and Italian Lorenzo Musetti, the No 3 seed, next.
The Peruvian had won against Portuguese João Sousa (6-2, 7-5) in the previous round of the Buenos Aires Open. He is now 1-1 lifetime against Thiem on the tour.
Meanwhile, Thiem, a two-time former champion at this event and now ranked No 99 in the world, had defeated Slovak Alex Molcan, the No 7 seed (7-6 (4), 6-3).
Buenos Aires ATP250, other second-round results (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, clay, USD 626.595, most recent results first):
- Carlos Alcaraz (1) beat Laslo Djere: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
- Dusan Lajovic (Q) beat Camilo Ugo Carabelli (Q): 6-3, 6-1
- Cameron Norrie (2) beat Facundo Diaz Acosta (WC): 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6)
- Tomas Martin Etcheverry beat Roberto Carballes Baena: 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
- Diego Schwartzman vs. Bernabe Zapata Miralles
- Pedro Cachin vs. Lorenzo Musetti
- Jaume Munar vs. Francisco Cerundolo