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ATP roundup: Reilly Opelka advances to Houston quarterfinals

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Reilly Opelka plays in an exhibition match against Tommy Paul during Madisen   s Match at Suncoast Credit Union at FSW. Duane Chaney established Madisen   s Match in 2008 after his three-year-old niece, Madisen Abramson, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Inspired by Madisen and determined to help others, Chaney created Madisen   s Match to use tennis as a way to raise funds for pediatric and adult cancer charities.Opelka743
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Third-seeded Reilly Opelka rallied to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, beating qualifier Mitchell Krueger 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in an all-U.S. matchup on Wednesday.

Opelka finished with a 15-1 edge in aces, and he took advantage of all three of his break points.

In another all-U.S. showdown, Michael Mmoh, a lucky loser from qualifying, beat Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4. Wild-card entrant Nick Kyrgios of Australia got past seventh-seeded Tommy Paul of the United States 6-4, 6-2.

The last match of the night was scheduled to feature Dutch qualifier Gijs Brouwer and U.S. wild-card entrant J.J. Wolf.

Grand Prix Hassan II

Eighth-seeded Laslo Djere of Serbia cruised past Tunisian wild-card entrant Malek Jaziri 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals in Marrakech, Morocco.

Djere dominated with his serve, never facing a break point, winning 83 percent of his first-serve points and 75 percent of his second-serve points.

Italian Lorenzo Musetti also moved into the quarterfinals, downing Spain’s Carlos Taberner 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

First-round winners Wednesday were Belgium’s David Goffin and three qualifiers: Russia’s Pavel Kotov, Bosnia’s Mirza Basic and the Czech Republic’s Vit Kopriva.

–Field Level Media