Basilashvili and Gombos reach quarterfinals in Munich

Nikoloz Basilashvili remains on course for his fifth ATP title as he cruised into the Munich Open quarterfinal on Thursday.

Nikoloz Basilashvili

Nikoloz Basilashvili will face 95th ranked Norbert Gombos in the last-eight stage of the Munich Open. (File Image)   -  Getty Images

Fifth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili reached the quarterfinals of the Munich Open by beating Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-2 Thursday.

Basilashvili, who clinched his fourth ATP title in Qatar last month, continued his bid for a fifth by saving five of the six break points he faced and converting four of his seven opportunities to beat the Colombian qualifier. The Georgian will next face Norbert Gombos. The 95th-ranked Slovakian defeated Federico Coria 6-4, 6-1.

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Fourth-seeded Filip Krajinovic advanced after opponent Yannick Hanfmann pulled out of their second-round match with a neck injury. Krajinovic will next face another German, Jan-Lennard Struff, who defeated Dominik Koepfer 7-6 (3), 6-7 (0), 6-2.

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Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan beat the Canadians, Pete rPolanksy and Brayden Schnur 6-3, 6-3 to reach the doubles quarterfinals of the €44,820 Challenger tennis tournament in Ostrava.

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