Thiem, Nishikori upset in 2nd round at Gerry Weber Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 21, 2018 07:45 AM
Thiem, Nishikori upset in 2nd round at Gerry Weber Open
FILE - Austria's Dominic Thiem gestures after missing a shot against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Yuichi Sugita of Japan upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-5 at the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday.

The 52nd-ranked Sugita forced 13 break opportunities and took three as he advanced to a quarterfinal against American qualifier Denis Kudla.

Kudla defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in their second-round match.

Seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori lost 6-2, 6-2 to Karen Khachanov of Russia.

Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut stayed in control against Robin Haase, winning 6-4, 7-5, and the Spaniard will next face Khachanov.

Defending champion Roger Federer plays Benoit Paire in the second round on Thursday.

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