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Montpellier Open: Barrere makes quarter-finals, Rune next

Gregoire Barrere won against Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday evening and will face Dane Holger Rune, the top seed, in the next round

Grégoire Barrère, 2023 Grégoire Barrère, 2023 | © JB Autissier / Panoramic
Open Sud de France •Round of 16 • completed
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Frenchman Gregoire Barrere reached the last eight of the Montpellier Open by winning against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 at the Sud de France Arena on Thursday evening.

Barrere, ranked No 75, will play Dane Holger Rune, the top seed, next.

The Frenchman edged out Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 6 seed (6-4, 6-7 (12), 7-6 (3)) ahead of his victory. He is in the best form of his career with a recent win at the Quimper challenger.

Barrere is used to perform in France : his two previous quarter-finals on the Tour were at Metz (2019) and Montpellier (2020).

In the previous round of the Montpellier tournament, Basilashvili, ranked No 87, won his first match in 2023? defeating Frenchman Constant Lestienne (6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2).

Montpellier ATP250, other second-round results (Sud de France Arena, hard, EUR 562.815, most recent results first):

  • Holger Rune beat Marc-Andrea Huesler: 7-6 (5), 6-2
  • Borna Coric (3) beat Arthur Rinderknech: 6-3, 7-5
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Filip Krajinovic: 7-5, 6-1
  • Quentin Halys beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (5): 6-3, 6-3
  • Maxime Cressy beat Emil Ruusuvuori (7): 6-4, 6-4
  • Arthur Fils (WC) beat Roberto Bautista Agut (4): 6-3, 6-4
  • Marton Fucsovics vs. Jannik Sinner
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