Seeded Players Advance To Quarterfinals At Winston-Salem Open

Steve Johnson (photo: Winston-Salem Open)

WINSTON-SALEM, August 23, 2018

Five seeded players advance to the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem Open led by the tournament’s No. 2 and highest ranked player in the singles draw Pablo Carreno Busta. The 27-year-old from Spain defeated Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-2, 7-6(5) on Wednesday evening at Wake Forest Tennis Center.

Carreno Busta will next take on Hyeon Chung. The No. 6 seed from South Korea fought past fellow #NextGenATP player Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Home favourite and No. 8 seed Steve Johnson set a quarterfinal clash with No. 3 seeded Briton Kyle Edmund. Johnson beat Spanish young gun Jaume Munar 6-4, 6-4. The World No. 28 from California didn’t face a break point, converting two of his own four opportunities to secure victory in one hour and 24 minutes. Edmund edged past Roberto Carballés Baena 7-5, 7-5 in one and 31 minutes.

Nicolás Jarry eased past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2, 6-2 in only 55 minutes. The 14th favourite from Chile won 60 per cent of the total points to take on Taro Daniel of Japan in the stage of the final eight.

“It was a very solid performance. I served very well, and I even returned a lot his serves. He’s a great server, great groundstrokes, very powerful, and it was tough to keep up but I was able to manage well his speed,” Jarry said.

Daniil Medvedev of Russia will face US-American Ryan Harrison in the remaining quarterfinal encounter on Friday.