Tennis. Moselle Open: Arthur Rinderknech beats Basilashvili and advances to the quarters



Great performance for Arthur Rinderknech, this Thursday in the round of 16 of the ATP 250 tournament in Metz. The player based in Ille-et-Vilaine, 60th in the world rankings, dominated, for the first time in three confrontations, the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (36th), seeded n ° 5 of the tournament and also former player of TC Quimperlé . The adopted Breton won in two sets and 1h36 of play (7-6 (13/11), 6-3).

Qualified for the quarter-finals, Rinderknech will have to achieve an even greater feat to advance to the semi-finals: he will face the winner of the match between former Austrian world No. 3 Dominic Thiem (182nd) ​​- who is gradually returning to his level, as proven by his journey to the final of the Open Blot de Rennes last week – and the Pole Hubert Hurkacz, 10th player in the world.

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