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Taylor Fritz beats Andrei Rublev to reach quarter in Ohio

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Taylor Fritz had 44 winners and 6-7(4) 6-2 7-5 defeating No. 6 seed Andrei Rublev and six break points en route to the Western quarterfinals. Saved all& Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

Fritz, the 11th seed, hit his 13 aces and the 1st seed, Daniil, won the showdown with Medvedev. He overcame his 26 unforced errors and his 6 double faults in a Cincinnati-area event to beat Russia's Rublev.

"Sometimes I felt like I was out of rhythm on my serve, but I didn't want to break down in the second set," Fritz said after the match. "I tried to serve well, I tried to take more risks. At the end of the first, I thought I was being too passive, so I told myself to take my chances [in the second set].

"It was a big match. I didn't really want it to bother me or affect me to the point that losing the match could affect me." I didn't mean to. Whenever something went wrong, I analyzed it and figured out how I could score points next time.”

Rublev recorded 16 aces. But not being able to change any breakpoints hurt him. He recorded his 32 winners against his 26 unforced errors.

Medvedev beats Canada's Denis Shapovalov with his 7-5 7-5.

The Russian winner went 27-22, but Shapovalov's 29 against his 19 unforced he made only errors. Shapovalov was able to stay in the match as he saved 10 of his 13 break points.

"The match was pretty tough," Medvedev said. "I felt like it was a great level. I felt like he lacked a little bit more than I did, but he scored more points, but that's how Shapo plays.

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"My goal was to stay in every point possible and try to put pressure on him when I had the chance.

4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece beat 13th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-3 to advance.

Tsitsipas committed only his 14 unforced his errors, while Schwartzman committed his 34 and his 9 double faults.

Tsitsipas' next opponent was fellow American Sebastian Korda, whom he beat 7-6 (3) 1-6 7-6 (4), John Isner. Isner had 20 aces and Korda had 9.

Also, Croatia's Bornacoric hit her 16 aces as No. 15 seed Roberto Bautista he defeated Agut (Spain) 6-2, 6-3.

– Field Level Media