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Pune Open: Karatsev through to last eight
Aslan Karatsev won against Tim van Rijthoven 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) on Wednesday night. He’ll play the winner of the match between Argentinian Sebastian Baez, the No 4 seed, and Spaniard Pedro Martinez in the next round
Russian Aslan Karatsev, the No 8 seed, advanced to the last eight of the Pune Open by defeating Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) at the Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex on Wednesday night.
Karatsev, ranked No 59, will play Spaniard Pedro Martinez next.
Ahead of his victory, the Russian won against Spaniard Pablo Andujar (6-1, 6-3).
Van Rijthoven, ranked No 111, won against Radu Albot (6-4, 6-4) in the previous round of the Tata Open.
Pune ATP250, other second-round results (Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex, hard, USD 713.495, most recent results first):
- Filip Krajinovic vs. Michael Mmoh
- Marin Čilić vs. Roberto Carballes Baena
- Flavio Cobolli vs. Botic van de Zandschulp
- Benjamin Bonzi vs. Emil Ruusuvuori
- Marco Cecchinato vs. Tallon Griekspoor: wednesday
- Maximilian Marterer (Q) beat Laslo Djere: 7-6 (5), 6-2
- Sebastian Baez vs. Pedro Martinez: wednesday