Marseille hosts another ATP 250 tournament this week, where the quarterfinals line-up got settled after today's matches, with the top seeds coming into action.
Jannik Sinner was considered as the biggest name in the field, as the Italian has already won the ATP tournament in France this season, turning out to be the best in Montpellier two weeks ago. Sinner was also a finalist in Rotterdam, coming short to Daniil Medvedev last Sunday. The great run was supposed to be continued in Marseille, but Sinner withdrew today shortly before his match against Arthur Flis. The Frenchman, who has already shined in Montpellier when advancing to the semifinal, utilizes another wild card really well. 18 years-old Flis defeated Roman Safiullin in first round and will face Stan Wawrinka in tomorrow's quarterfinal. The Swiss eliminated the best ranked Frenchman Richard Gaqsuet in three-setter 4-6 7-5 6-2 on his road to QF.
Another top seeds who started their Marseille's campaign after getting a bye in first round, have not disappointed. Hubert Hurkacz is the seed #1 and the Pole played his first match today against Leandro Riedi. The Swiss caused some trouble to "Hubi", winning the first set 6-4. The world's number 11 found his game since the start of second set, winning it 6-3 and routining his lower ranked opponent in the decider 6-2. Mikael Ymer is the next stop for Hurkacz. The Swede gained the place in quarterfinal after automatically after the withdrawal of seed #6 - David Goffin.
The top half of the draw is really impressive, as apart from Hurkacz, there are also Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Bublik, who will fight for the place in the semifinal tomorrow. Both have won their matches in straight sets, respectively against Gijs Brouwer and Gregoire Barrere.
The seed #3 - Alex De Minaur, scored a confident straight sets win against Alexander Ritschard. Another Swiss in the round of 16 has earned his main draw place after two wins in qualifying stage and managed to overcome experienced Pablo Andujar in first round. De Minaur was not in a trouble against the qualifier today, as he routined his opponent 6-3 6-3. The Aussie will play against Benjamin Bonzi in the QF. The Frenchman defeated Maxime Cressy 6-7 6-4 6-3 despite the American being a slight pre-match favorite.
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