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Astana Open: Tsitsipas holds off qualifier Nardi to reach last eight
Stefanos Tsitsipas won against Luca Nardi 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) on Wednesday afternoon. He’ll face the winner of the match between Kazakh Alexander Bublik and Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 7 seed, in the next round
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 3 seed, moved into the last eight of the Astana Open by winning against Italian qualifier Luca Nardi 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) at the Daulet National Tennis Center in Nur-Sultan on Wednesday afternoon.
Tsitsipas, ranked No 6, will face the winner of the match between Kazakh Alexander Bublik and Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 7 seed, next.
The Greek beat Kazakh wildcard Mikhail Kukushkin (6-3, 6-4) ahead of his victory.
In the previous round of the Nur-Sultan, Nardi, ranked No 152, won against Russian qualifier Alexander Shevchenko (7-6 (4), 6-2).
Nur-Sultan ATP 500, other second-round results (Daulet National Tennis Center, USD 1.900.000, most recent results first):
- Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Daniil Medvedev
- Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Novak Djokovic
- Alexander Bublik vs. Hubert Hurkacz
- Marin Čilić vs. Karen Khachanov
- Roberto Bautista Agut beat Pavel Kotov (LL): 6-1, 7-6 (5)
- Adrian Mannarino beat David Goffin (LL): 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
- Andrey Rublev (5) beat Zhizhen Zhang (Q): 6-3, 6-2