Lloyd Harris marches into quarter-finals at Cologne ATP event

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris in action at the indoor tennis event in Cologne, Germany.

South Africa’s Lloyd Harris in motion on the indoor tennis occasion in Cologne, Germany.

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South Africa’s Lloyd Harris has reached the quarter-finals of the ATP 250-level occasion in Cologne, Germany after a win over American Steve Johnson.

Harris, the world No 92, edged the 68th-ranked Johnson in two tight objects, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/2), to advance to his second ATP Tour quarter-final of the yr.

He fired 12 aces earlier his extra professional opponent.

The 23-year-old South African’s largest effectivity this yr was reaching the final phrase of the Adelaide ATP occasion in January.

Harris, who wished to qualify for the indoor hardcourt occasion, has a breather on Thursday and may come up in opposition to top-seed and native favorite Alexander Zverev on Friday.

Zverev, the world No 7 and up to date US Open finalist, tackles Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Thursday.

Throughout the meantime contained in the doubles, South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his Austrian affiliate Oliver Marach will face Verdasco and countryman Alejandro Davidovich Fokina contained in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

– Compiled by Herman Mostert

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