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Metz Open: Rune books spot in quarter-finals

Holger Rune benefited from the abandonment of Benjamin Bonzi (6-4, 4-1) on Thursday evening. He’ll play Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 7 seed, in the next round

Dane Holger Rune, the No 4 seed, advanced to the quarter-finals of the Metz Open when Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi retired on Thursday evening at Arènes de Metz.

Rune, ranked No 31, led 6-4, 4-1 when Bonzi, ranked No 61, pulled out on Thursday evening at Arènes de Metz.

The 19-year-old Dane will face Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 7 seed, next.

In the previous round of the Metz, the Frenchman won against wildcard Ugo Humbert (6-2, 2-6, 6-1).

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

  • Stan Wawrinka (Q) beat Daniil Medvedev (1): 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3
  • Hubert Hurkacz (2) beat Dominic Thiem: 6-3, 6-4
  • Mikael Ymer beat Gregoire Barrere (Q): 6-4, 6-3
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Gilles Simon (WC): 7-6 (2), 6-4
  • Alexander Bublik 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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