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Los Cabos Open: Steve Johnson sets up quarter-final clash against Auger-Aliassime

Steve Johnson edged out Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach his second ATP-level quarter-final in 2022

Steve Johnson at the 2022 Dallas Open Steve Johnson at the 2022 Dallas Open Image Credit: Icon SMI / Panoramic

American Steve Johnson advanced to the last eight of the Los Cabos Open by edging out Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, the No 7 seed, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 at the Cabo del Mar Sports Center on Wednesday evening.

Steve Johnson, ranked No 92, will play Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the second seed, next.

The American beat Argentinian lucky loser Gonzalo Villanueva (7-6 (1), 6-4) in the first round of the tournament.

In the previous round, Kokkinakis, ranked No 75, had defeated Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2).

Los Cabos ATP 250, other second-round matches (Cabo del Mar Sports Center, hard, USD 920.625, most recent results first):

  • Chun-Hsin Tseng vs. Cameron Norrie: thursday
  • Daniil Medvedev (1) beat Rinky Hijikata (Q): 6-4, 6-3
  • Radu Albot beat Jason Kubler: 6-4, 6-2
  • Ricardas Berankis beat Facundo Bagnis: 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Juan Alejandro Hernandez (WC): 6-3, 7-5
  • Brandon Nakashima (6) beat Max Purcell (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (4) beat Jordan Thompson: 6-4, 6-2
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