Tennis – ATP 500 – Dubai Tennis Championships – Dubai Accountability Loose Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 27, 2019 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after successful his Quarter Ultimate fit towards Spain’s Fernando Verdasco REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Whilst top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan was once ousted on the Dubai Accountability Loose Tennis Championships on Wednesday, No. 2 seed Roger Federer labored thru a second-set stumble to achieve the quarterfinals.
Nishikori was once eradicated 7-Five, Five-7, 6-2 by way of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, who earned his first-ever victory over a participant within the peak 10. Hurkacz broke Nishikori two times within the 3rd set, together with to complete off the fit in two hours and 3 mins.
Federer closed in on his 100th ATP identify, wanting 3 units to take down Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-Three, Three-6, 6-Three. The one different participant to win 100 titles within the Open Technology was once Jimmy Connors, who had 109. It was once Federer’s 50th occupation fit victory at Dubai.
Federer will subsequent face Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, a 6-Four, 6-2 winner over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
Others advancing to the quarterfinals integrated No. Five seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and No. 6 Borna Coric of Croatia, in addition to unseeded avid gamers Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia and Gael Monfils of France.
—Box Degree Media