Munar Nears Second QF Of 2019
Munar made the semi-finals of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals on debut (l. to De Minaur) and started his 2019 by reaching the quarter-finals (l. to Anderson) at the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune. He will meet second seed Marco Cecchinato, a two-time ATP Tour clay-court titlist, for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Argentine wild card Juan Ignacio Londero, playing at a career-high No. 112, celebrated his first tour-level win 6-2, 7-6(5) against fifth seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile. The 25-year-old Londero saved all five break points and will next meet Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.
Six-time ATP Tour clay-court titlist Pablo Cuevas won 100 per cent of his first-serve points (25/25) and beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-4 behind two breaks of serve. Cuevas faces sixth seed Malek Jaziri of Tunisia for a spot in the last eight.