Mallorca (Spain), June 29 Yannick Hanfmann continued his robust efficiency within the 2023 season as he claimed his first High 5 sufferer, beating high seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in three video games within the pre-quarterfinals of the Mallorca Championships right here.
The German participant overcame defending champion Tsitsipas of Greece 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 within the grass-court ATP 250 occasion in Spain’s Balearic Islands for the most important win of his profession on Wednesday evening. Hanfmann received 80 per cent (36/45) of factors behind his first serve in a rock-solid efficiency to achieve his first non-clay ATP Tour quarterfinal.
Hanfmann broke Tsitsipas’ serve within the opening sport of the match and two extra occasions within the deciding set to seal his victory. The 31-year-old, who broke into the High 50 within the ATP Rankings on Monday, now holds a 16-9 document for 2023. He reached his maiden ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal in Might in Madrid, a run that included High 10 victories towards Taylor Fritz and Andrey Rublev.
Within the quarter-finals on his Mallorca debut, Hanfmann will subsequent tackle dwelling favorite Feliciano Lopez, who prolonged his run on the closing occasion of his skilled profession with a 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3 triumph towards Jordan Thompson.
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Along with his two-hour, six-minute victory, the 41-year-old Lopez turned the oldest ATP Tour quarterfinalist since Jimmy Connors reached the final eight in Halle aged 42 in 1995.
Christopher Eubanks additionally upset a seeded opponent to achieve his first tour-level quarterfinal on the grass in Mallorca. The American downed his countryman Ben Shelton 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2) within the pair’s maiden ATP Tour assembly. Eubanks hit 40 winners to Shelton’s 30 for a hard-earned two-hour, 43-minute triumph.
The 27-year-old Eubanks will subsequent face Arthur Rinderknech, after the fortunate loser defeated his fellow Frenchman Fixed Lestienne 6-3, 6-2.