Rio Open: Monteiro into quarter-finals, faces Baez next

Thiago Monteiro won against Felipe Meligeni Alves 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. He’ll face No 5 seed Sebastian Baez in the next round

Thiago Monteiro Thiago Monteiro (Imago / Panoramic)
Rio Open presented by Claro •Round of 16 • completed
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Wildcard Thiago Monteiro defeated qualifier Felipe Meligeni Alves 7-5, 6-3 to reach the last eight of the Rio Open at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Monteiro, ranked No 117, will play No 5 seed Sebastian Baez next.

In the previous round of the Rio tournament, Thiago Monteiro benefited from the abandonment of Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed (1-1).

Meligeni Alves, ranked No 153, won against Argentinian Pedro Cachin (6-2, 3-6, 6-3) in the previous round of the Rio tournament.

Rio de Janeiro ATP 500, other second-round matches (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2,100,230)

  • Joao Fonseca vs. Cristian Garin
  • Mariano Navone (Q) beat Yannick Hanfmann: 6-1, 6-2
  • Sebastian Baez beat Facundo Diaz Acosta: 7-6 (1), 6-3
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Tomas Barrios Vera: 6-1, 6-1
  • Thiago Seyboth Wild beat Jaume Munar: 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
  • Dusan Lajovic beat Laslo Djere (6): 6-2, 7-5
  • Francisco Cerundolo (4) beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas: 6-2, 6-1

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