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Lyon Open: Cerundolo advances to last eight

Francisco Cerundolo benefited from the retirement of Juan Pablo Varillas (6-2) on Tuesday.

Cerundolo Rome 2023 (AI / Reuters / Panoramic) Cerundolo Rome 2023 (AI / Reuters / Panoramic)
Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon •Round of 16 • completed
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Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, the No 4 seed, moved into the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open when Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas retired on Tuesday at Parc de la Tête d’or.

Cerundolo, ranked No 28, led 6-2 when Varillas, ranked No 97, pulled out.

The Argentinian will now face the winner of the match between Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, the No 5 seed, and Jack Draper next.

In the previous round of the Lyon tournament, the Peruvian edged out Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas (3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4).

Lyon ATP250, other second-round results (Parc de la Tête d’or, clay, EUR 562.815, most recent results first):

  • David Goffin vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Arthur Fils vs. Mikael Ymer
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Pablo Llamas Ruiz
  • Tommy Paul vs. Gregoire Barrere
  • Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Jack Draper
  • Arthur Rinderknech vs. Brandon Nakashima

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