Isner, Monfils, Sock, Querrey Lead 7 Of Top 8 Seeds Into Washington QFs

by Staff | July 22nd, 2016, 9:31 am

Seven of the Top 8 seeds reached the quarterfinals at the Washington D.C. event led by Americans John Isner, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock and Sam Querrey.

Isner took the first set from Marcos Baghdatis in a tiebreaker, then rolled in the second for a 7-6(3), 6-2 win.

Isner will now meet fellow American Johnson who stopped the mini-run of Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-4.

Second seed Gael Monfils cruised past Croatian Davis Cup hero Borna Coric 6-2, 6-3. The Frenchman who’s returning from injury has lost just 10 games in two matches. He’ll now face the Wimbledon quarterfinalist Querrey after Sam knocked out Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6(5), 6-3.

19-year-old Alexander Zverev struggled by survived a test from Malek Jaziri 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. He’ll meet Frenchman Benoit Paire.

And Sock will meet big man Ivo Karlovic. Sock eased past Dan Evans while Karlovic ousted Bernard Tomic 7-6(4), 6-3.

“I was getting good stats on my serve; he didn’t have any chance there. In the second set, he hit one double-fault and I followed it up with good returns to get the break,” said Karlovic.

In Umag, with top seed Pablo Cuevas out, No. 2 Joao Sousa, Fabio Fognini and Jeremy Chardy headline quarterfinal action.

Top seed Feliciano Lopez collides with youngster Elias Ymer in the match of the day in Gstaad.

STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP – [13] I. Karlovic (CRO) vs [6] J. Sock (USA)

Not Before 3:00 pm
ATP – [1] J. Isner (USA) vs [5] S. Johnson (USA)

7:00 pm
ATP – [8] S. Querrey (USA) vs [2] G. Monfils (FRA)
ATP – [7] [WC] A. Zverev (GER) vs [4] B. Paire (FRA)

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