Third seed Marcos Giron and seventh seed James Duckworth booked the primary two quarter-final locations on supply on the San Diego Open with a pair of Wednesday wins. The Wimbledon doubles companions are actually set to sq. off on Friday in what can be their first ATP Head2Head assembly.
Wearing an all-black equipment with a sleeveless shirt, Giron earned a 6-4, 6-3 victory towards Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry to shut the day’s play on the Barnes Tennis Heart’s stadium court docket. Australia’s Duckworth secured a 6-3, 7-6(4) end result towards American Mitchell Krueger earlier within the Grandstand.
“Tomas is a good participant. He is High 100 for a cause,” mentioned Giron, who’s lived in San Diego for 5 years. “It is powerful, sluggish circumstances and it is bodily. I am actually joyful to get the win and I am pumped to maintain going ahead.”
Enjoying in his native California, Giron will search his second tour-level quarter-final of 2022 (Dallas), and the third of his profession, towards Duckworth. The American broke into the High 50 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in Could, reaching a career-high of No. 49 after reaching the Rome third spherical as a fortunate loser.
He might rise as excessive as No. 43 by successful his first ATP Tour title this week, in line with the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings.
The San Diego opening spherical concluded with 4 matches on Wednesday. Sixth seed Alejandro Tabilo scored a 7-5, 6-2 win towards American Steve Johnson, whereas Christopher O’Connell superior previous fellow Aussie Jason Kubler courtesy of a retirement after the pair cut up units.
Forward of Giron, Mackenzie McDonald earned the primary singles win for Staff USA with a 6-0, 6-2 choice towards Henri Laaksonen on the present court docket. Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan edged Marc-Andrea Huesler — a shock finalist in Winston-Salem in August — 6-3, 7-5 within the Grandstand.
In doubles motion, prime seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni scored a 6-3, 7-5 win towards People Evan King and Denis Kudla, whereas third seeds Nicolas Barrientos and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela survived a Match Tie-break to beat Keegan Smith and Sem Verbeek 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 10-7.