The Vienna ATP 500 with the prestigious casting continues this Thursday with the end of the round of 16 and seven members of the top 20 on the program. To start the day, Félix Auger-Aliassime saved three match points against Cameron Norrie. After his great victory against Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, Gaël Monfils could not overcome the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman (n ° 8) at the beginning of the afternoon on the Center Court. The Parisian lost 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2. Later in the day, we will observe with attention the performances of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, respectively opposed to Frances Tiafoe and Alex De Minaur. Among the seeds, we will also find Jannik Sinner and Casper Ruud on the courts.

Absent from Sébastien Grosjean’s list for the Davis Cup, Gaël Monfils wants to focus fully on his last tournaments of the season on the circuit. Very solid in the first round, the Monf ‘was tested against Diego Schwartzman. In a very intense match where superb points were achieved, it was the little Argentinian who won 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2. In 2019, the Argentinian had already deprived the French of a final here in Vienna … This time, it was in the eighth that Schwartzman brought down the Habs. Gaël can regret the loss of the first round. With the tie-break in his pocket, he would undoubtedly have won the game but in three rounds, he could not keep pace with the 16th in the world. In the quarterfinals, the latter could find Stefanos Tsitsipas.

You just love to see it 😂High fives and smiles all round after this rally between @dieschwartzman & @Gael_Monfils #ErsteBankOpen pic.twitter.com/dKFBmk110S

Diego moving on 🠇 ¦ðŸ ‡ A brilliant 2.5-hour battle to start the day in Vienna as @dieschwartzman digs it out vs Monfils 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-2 # ErsteBankOpen pic.twitter.com/wnGVenGZcd

This “final” for Turin kept all its promises! Dominating in the first set, Cameron Norrie was heading straight for quiet success by offering himself three match points in the tie-break. But it was without counting on the fighting spirit of Félix Auger-Aliassime who saved these opportunities one by one, before forcing a suspenseful third set. Manhandled, the Briton then ended up cracking at 2-2, leaving the FAA to win after a good fight of 2:38, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. The Canadian thus rallies the quarterfinals, where he could find Alexander Zverev, and especially wins precious points in the race for the ATP Finals, eliminating at the same time one of his competitors.

He did it 🠙 Œ @ felixtennis defeats Cam Norrie in three sets 2-6 7-6 6-4 to reach the @ErsteBankOpen quarter-finals! ПŽ ¥: @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/XKvGAHJPX9

Big favorites of this ATP 500, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitspas will surely be the attractions of the day in Austria. After a mastered first round against Filip Krajinovic, the level will go up a notch for the first who will face the lightning Australian Alex De Minaur, 32nd in the world. The German leads 4-1 in their confrontations but lost the last one in the ATP Cup in 2020. In the night-session, Stefanos Tsitsipas will have to be wary of Frances Tiafoe, from qualifying. The American will enter the court calmly because he took the American out at Wimbledon. But at the Olympics, the Greek took his revenge.

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