Thiem reaches quarterfinals at Lyon Open
ABS-CBN Sports on May 23, 2018 08:57 AM
FILE - Dominic Thiem of Austria waves after defeating Andy Murray of Britain 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 during a semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
LYON, France (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the Lyon Open quarterfinals.
Thiem did not face a break point and won 80 percent of the points on his serve.
Thiem, a serious contender at the French Open which starts on Sunday, will next be up against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Calvin Hemery 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the clay-court event.
Qualifier Filip Horansky advanced to the second round after posting his first victory on the main ATP tour, a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over seventh-seeded Joao Sousa. Horansky will take on Dusan Lajovic for a spot in the quarterfinals.