Agut, Troicki advance into Sofia Open QF

Sofia - Second-seeded Viktor Troicki reached the Sofia Open quarterfinals after defeating German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.

Troicki, through to his second quarterfinal in three tournaments this year, said of Brands: "He has a very aggressive game, which I usually like to play against, and that's maybe why I played really well."

Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain also advanced after Filip Krajinovic of Serbia withdrew before their second-round match because of a right shoulder injury.

Bautista Agut, the top seed in an ATP event for the first time, has eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the quarterfinals. They are 2-2 in career head-to-heads.

Also through was fourth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy, who beat Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-1, and will try to beat seventh-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia on Friday for a third straight time on tour.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
India 325/10 & 69/0
New Zealand 62/10
Voting Booth
What are your views on the World Rugby men's Player of the Year nominations for 2021 not including any Springboks?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
It's a disgrace! Both Siya Kolisi AND Eben Etzebeth should have been nominated!
39% - 5542 votes
Siya, at the very least, should have been included after a superb season
7% - 936 votes
Etzebeth has been SA's best player this year and should feel hard done by
20% - 2886 votes
Get over it! Moaning about this just sounds like sour grapes!
34% - 4721 votes
Vote