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Rinderknech saves match point, upsets Schwartzman to make Tel Aviv quarters

Arthur Rinderknech edged out Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7) on Thursday afternoon. He’ll play Russian Roman Safiullin in the next round

Arthur Rinderknech 2022 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech upset Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, the No 3 seed, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7) to advance to the quarter-finals of the Tel Aviv Open at Expo Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon.

Rinderknech, ranked No 58, saved a match point in the third set before clinching victory. He will play Russian Roman Safiullin next.

The Frenchman beat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil (6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3) in the previous round of the Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv ATP 250, other second-round results (Expo Tel Aviv, USD 949.475, most recent results first):

  • Novak Djokovic vs. Pablo Andujar
  • Edan Leshem vs. Vasek Pospisil
  • Liam Broady (Q) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (5): 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
  • Constant Lestienne beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-4, 6-2
  • Marin Čilić (2) beat Dominic Thiem (WC): 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4
  • Maxime Cressy (4) beat Sebastian Korda: 6-4, 6-4
  • Roman Safiullin beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-1, 6-4
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