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2019 German Open: Dominic Thiem faces Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals

2019 German Open: Dominic Thiem faces Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals

Beating Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-1, Austrian player Dominic Thiem re-marked his return to the quarter-final of the German Open for the second consecutive year.

During a hot afternoon, the first seed lost only 2 points to a serve and scored 20 winner points. From the 5-5 draw in the first set, Dominic Thiem won the next 8/9 games, before reaching the final victory after 1 hour 36 minutes.

Completion of 25-10 winning and losing matches this season, "Clay court Prince" reached the quarterfinals in Hamburg for the second consecutive year. Thiem has won two ATP titles since the beginning of 2019 so far, including the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and the ATP 500 in the Barcelona Open.

The opponent in the next match of the world No. 4 player will be Andrey Rublev - a young Russian talent who had an impressive reversal of 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 against Casper Ruud, to gain the right to play the match The first quarter-final since the Open 13 Provence in February.

Thiem is leading 2-0 confrontation against Rublev, in turn in Vienna in 2017 and Monte Carlo last year.

Elsewhere, on his journey to defend the Hamburg Open championship, Nikoloz Basilashvili overcame Juan Ignacio Londero 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 after 1 hour 48 minutes. The Georgian has eight ace strikes and a 5/6 break-point save face-to-face in the entire match, to determine the 7-1 win-and-win performance of the ATP 500 tournaments.

Basilashvili will meet Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals, after the French player defeats compatriot Richard Gasquet 7-6 (5), 7-5.