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Alexander Zverev, Felix Auger-Aliassime Reach Cologne Championships Quarterfinals

Alexander Zverev (L) and Felix Auger-Aliassime. (Photo Credit: ATP Tour Twitter)

Alexander Zverev (L) and Felix Auger-Aliassime. (Photo Credit: ATP Tour Twitter)

Cologne Championship: Alexander Zverev overcame John Millman to reach last 8 while Felix Auger-Aliassime took two hours and 46 minutes to make quarter-finals.

Top-seeded Alexander Zverev overcame Australia’s John Millman 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the Cologne Championship quarterfinals on Wednesday. Zverev hit 10 double-faults but held his nerve to win his fifth straight match in Cologne after winning last weeks Cologne Indoors.

The two back-to-back competitions were added to the provisional schedule following the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Zverev next faces eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino, who beat Serbias Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-3.

Felix Auger-Aliassime needed 2 hours, 46 minutes to defeat 87th-ranked Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). The Canadian next plays either Jan-Lennard Struff or Yoshihito Nishioka in the quarterfinals.

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Struff earlier won his first-round match against Marco Cecchinato, 6-3, 6-1.

Also, Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round.

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first published:October 22, 2020, 03:09 IST