Hamburg Open: Ruud recovers from slow start to reach quarter-finals

Casper Ruud defeated Cristian Garin 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday and will face Frenchman Arthur Fils in the next round

Casper Ruud backhand Michael Baucher/Panoramic
Hamburg European Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Norwegian Casper Ruud, the top seed, advanced to the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open by winning against Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Am Rothenbaum on Thursday afternoon.

Ruud, ranked No 4, began slowly and found himself down a set and 2-1 before he hit form, winning five straight games to level and then ease through the third. He will play Frenchman Arthur Fils next.

Ahead of his victory, the Norwegian beat Argentinian Sebastian Baez (6-3, 1-6, 6-3).

Garin, ranked No 120, defeated Hugo Dellien (6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3) in the previous round of the Hamburg tournament.

Hamburg ATP500, other second-round results (Am Rothenbaum, clay, EUR 1.831.515, most recent results first):

  • Yannick Hanfmann vs. Zhizhen Zhang
  • Daniel Altmaier vs. Andrey Rublev
  • Lorenzo Musetti (3) beat Jozef Kovalik (LL): 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Arthur Fils beat Dusan Lajovic: 7-5, 7-5
  • Alexander Zverev (4) beat Maximilian Marterer (WC): 6-3, 7-5
  • Luca Van Assche beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (7): 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
  • Laslo Djere beat Guido Pella: 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

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