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Dutra Silva Ousts Monfils In Umag

Rogerio Dutra Silva reached his first ATP World Tour quarter-final this season after ousting second seed Gael Monfils 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag. The Brazilian, who is currently ranked at a career-high No. 64 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, will go on to face Alessandro Giannessi for a spot in the semi-finals after the Italian prevailed 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Kenny De Schepper in two hours and 11 minutes.

Earlier, third seed and defending champion Fabio Fognini recorded his 20th match win of the season when he booked his place in the quarter-finals with a 6-4,1-6, 6-2 win over Nicolas Kicker in one hour and 49 minutes. The Italian will next face #NextGenATP Russian Andrey Rublev, who topped Andrej Martin 7-6(5), 7-5, breaking on four of his seven opportunities to win in one hour and 56 minutes.

Rogerio Dutra Silva knocks out Gael Monfils to reach his first quarter-final of 2017 in Umag.
In doubles, third seeds Guillermo Duran and Andres Molteni defeated Marc Polmans and Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/monfils-fognini-umag-2017-thursday

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