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Ymer sets up likely Medvedev clash in Metz

Mikael Ymer defeated Gregoire Barrere 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals

Mikael Ymer Sweden’s Mikael Ymer in action during his match against Canada’s Vasek Pospisil (Panoramic)

Swede Mikael Ymer set up a possible quarter-final against top seed Daniil Medvedev at the Metz Open after he beat French qualifier Gregoire Barrere 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the last eight on Thursday.

Ymer, ranked No 100, will play the winner of the match between Medvedev and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, who came through qualifying.

In the previous round of the Metz, the Swede defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, the No 8 seed (7-5, 6-0).

Barrere, ranked No 167, won against German Oscar Otte (7-6 (3), 7-5) during the first round of the Metz.

Metz ATP 250, other second-round results (Arènes de Metz, EUR 597.900, most recent results first):

  • Holger Rune vs. Benjamin Bonzi
  • Daniil Medvedev vs. Stan Wawrinka
  • Dominic Thiem vs. Hubert Hurkacz: thursday
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Gilles Simon (WC): 7-6 (2), 6-4
  • Alexander Bublik (7) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3
  • Arthur Rinderknech beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (5): 7-6 (11), 6-3
  • Sebastian Korda beat Lorenzo Musetti (3): 6-3, 7-6 (6)
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