Pospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals
ATLANTA (AP) — Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko on Wednesday.
In other second-round matches, Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko beat sixth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, and America’s Jack Sock downed New Zealand’s Michael Venus 6-4, 6-2. Seventh-seeded Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan beat America’s Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round match.
Defending champion John Isner, the No. 1 seed, will open play Thursday against wild-card entry Robby Ginepri. Ginepri of the United States beat Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky on Tuesday.
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, the No. 2 seed who lost to Isner in the final last year, will open his campaign Thursday against Dutch qualifier Thiemo de Bakker.