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Fritz, Struff reach Sardegna Open quarterfinals

Tennis: Miami Open

Mar 28, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Taylor Fritz of the United States reaches for a backhand against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain (not pictured) in the third round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- Second-seeded Taylor Fritz of the United States beat Andrej Martin 6-2, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Sardegna Open.

Fritz will next face Aljaz Bedene after the Slovenian overcame Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Fifth-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany eased past British qualifier Liam Broady 6-4, 6-2 to book a quarterfinal against Nikoloz Basilashvili.

The fourth-seeded Basilashvili had to save five match points before eventually securing a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik.

The ATP 250 tournament at the Cagliari Tennis Club was inserted into the calendar with a one-year license, following a similar event at Forte Village in October.