Barrere Stuns Dimitrov On Day Of Upsets In Montpellier
The 25-year-old Barrere saved seven of 10 break points and prevailed after two hours and 34 minutes agains the World No. 23. Barrere will next play the winner of 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals qualifier Mikael Ymer of Sweden or seventh seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.
Pospisil won 86 per cent (36/42) of his service points and didn't face a break point to avenge his ASB Classic second-round loss to Shapovalov. The veteran Canadian will next meet Spain's Feliciano Lopez or three-time former champion Richard Gasquet of France.
Gasquet improved to 9-1 lifetime against countryman Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-4 in 87 minutes. It was Gasquet’s 25th win in 30 matches at the ATP 250. Lopez overcame eighth seed and ASB Classic champion Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-1.
Adrian Mannarino regrouped to break a three-match losing streak. The World No. 45 came within two points of a straight-sets victory, but eventually worked his way to a 6-0, 6-7(7), 6-0 victory against Aussie Alexei Popyrin.
Mannarino, who lost only nine points in the first set, got to 5/5 in the tie-break, prior to Popyrin converting his third set point. He’ll now face fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils, the top seed.