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Coric follows up win over Nadal by beating Bautista Agut

Borna Coric beat Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets on Thursday afternoon at the Cincinnati Masters. He awaits either Felix Auger-Aliassime or Jannik Sinner.

Borna Coric (Cro)

Croat Borna Coric defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 15 seed, 6-2, 6-3 to move into the last eight of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Tennis Family Center on Thursday afteroon.

Coric, ranked No 152, will face the winner of the match between Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 7 seed, and Italian Jannik Sinner, the No 10 seed, next.

The Croat beat Italian qualifier Lorenzo Musetti (7-6 (2), 6-3) and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, the second seed (7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds of the Cincy Open, Bautista Agut, ranked No 19, defeated Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo (6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2) and American qualifier Marcos Giron (6-3, 6-3).

Cincinnati Masters 1000, other round of 16 matches and results:

  • Marin Čilić vs. Carlos Alcaraz
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Jannik Sinner
  • Ben Shelton vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Sebastian Korda vs. John Isner: thursday
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) beat Diego Schwartzman (13): 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniil Medvedev (1) beat Denis Shapovalov: 7-5, 7-5
  • Taylor Fritz (11) beat Andrey Rublev (6): 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5
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