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ATP roundup: Alexander Zverev cruises in Geneva

Mar 24, 2023; Miami, Florida, US; Alexander Zverev (GER) hits a backhand against Taro Daniel (JPN) (not pictured) on day five of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany needed just 68 minutes to defeat Christopher Eubanks 6-2, 6-3 in the Round of 16 at the Gonet Geneva Open on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Zverev won 29 of 33 first-service points (87.9 percent) and saved the only break point he faced. In the quarterfinals, he will face China’s Yibing Wu, who was a 7-6 (5), 6-3 winner over Italian Marco Cecchinato.

The Round of 32 also wrapped up Wednesday, with sixth-seeded Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands beating Italian qualifier Stefano Travaglia 7-5, 7-6 (3). Griekspoor went 3-for-3 in converting his break point opportunities.

J.J. Wolf, Australia’s Christopher O’Connell and Ilya Ivashka of Belarus also advanced out of the Round of 32.

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Great Britain’s Jack Draper knocked out fifth seed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 in the Round of 16 in Lyon, France.

Draper had a 6-2 advantage in aces and went 3-for-4 in break points converted. He advanced to the quarterfinals to face Argentine fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo, who won his first set Tuesday 6-2 before Peruvian opponent Juan Pablo Varillas retired.

Eighth seed Brandon Nakashima took down France’s Arthur Rinderknech 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in two hours and 42 minutes to reach the quarters.

In Round of 32 action, sixth-seeded Sebastian Baez of Argentina, Pedro Cachin of Argentina and Spanish qualifier Pablo Llamas Ruiz won their matches.

–Field Level Media

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