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Dubai Open: Sonego upsets Auger-Aliassime to book last-eight spot
Lorenzo Sonego won against Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Wednesday. He’ll face German Alexander Zverev, the No 7 seed, in the next round
Italian Lorenzo Sonego reached the last eight of the Dubai Open by defeating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 4 seed, 7-6 (4), 6-4 at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Wednesday.
Sonego, ranked No 67, will face German Alexander Zverev, the No 7 seed, next.
Ahead of his victory, the Italian won against Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (7-5, 6-3).
Auger-Aliassime, ranked No 9, beat American Maxime Cressy (7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3) in the previous round of the Dubai tournament.
Dubai ATP500, other second-round results (Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.855.495, most recent results first):
- Daniil Medvedev vs. Alexander Bublik
- Pavel Kotov vs. Hubert Hurkacz
- Novak Djokovic vs. Tallon Griekspoor
- Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Borna Coric: wednesday
- Alexander Zverev beat Christopher O’Connell (Q): 7-5, 6-4
- Andrey Rublev (2) beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: 1-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3)
- Botic van de Zandschulp beat Mikael Ymer: 3-6, 6-3, 6-3