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Broady, Dzumhur Into St. Petersburg QFs

Qualifier Liam Broady and Damir Dzumhur both booked their places in the St. Petersburg Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.

British qualifier Liam Broady saved a break point at 4-4 in the second set, before winning eight straight games to overcome Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, the Antalya Open runner-up, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 to advance to an ATP World Tour quarter-finals for the first time.

Qualifier Liam Broady plays a backhand slice against Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday night at the St. Petersburg Open.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Dzumhur, last month’s Winston-Salem Open finalist, had his serve broken three times, but managed to get the better of Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6(4) in one hour and 38 minutes. Dzumhur, currently at a career-high World No. 55, is 24-7 at all levels since 19 June.

Earlier in the day, two #NextGenATP players, Croatia’s Borna Coric and Daniil Medvedev of Russia, both made first-round exits but not without putting up a fight. Coric is currently in fifth position in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan for one of eight spots at the Next Gen ATP Finals from 7-11 November, while Medvedev is in seventh.

World No. 56 Coric, who won his first ATP World Tour title at the Grand Prix Hassan II in April (d. Kohlschreiber), lost to eighth-seed German Jan-Lennard Struff 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 43 minutes. World No. 62 Medvedev, a runner-up at the Aircel Chennai Open in January (l. to Bautista Agut), recovered from a 2-5 deficit in the second set against Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano before losing 7-6(4), 7-5 in one hour and 33 minutes.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/mannarino-dzumhur-st-petersburg-2017-wednesday

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