England’s Jack Draper defeated 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the ATP Winston-Salem Open on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Englishman, who reached his first ATP Masters Series quarterfinals in Montreal two weeks ago, edged out the Austrian, who won his first major title two years ago in New York.
Thiem missed most of last year with a right wrist injury, including a chance to defend his US Open title.
Thiem, ranked 231st in the world, has not played a hard-court match since March 2021 until this week, advancing to the third round after top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov retired in the second set of the second round. is.
Second-seeded Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands defeated Spain’s Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3, and 10th seed Benjamin in the quarterfinals. He defeated Benjamin Bonzi (Brazil) 7-5, 6-2.
The other two Frenchmen were Richard Gasquet overtaking American Steve Johnson 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 6-3 and Adrian Manarino beating Spain’s eighth seed Albert Ramos 6-3. We beat them 6-3.
Manarino next faced US No. 4 seed Maxim Cressey, who beat Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 6-7 (4/7) 6-2 7-6 (7/3), while Gasquet faced Australia’s Jason. He will face Laszlo Djele of Serbia, who beat Kubler 7-7. 6 (7/4), 6-7 (9/11), 6-3.