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Patna : Third seed Karen Khachanov, 25, Russia;, 6th seed Marin Cilic, Croatia; John Millman, Australia; and Pedro Martinez, Spain, have reached quarter-finals of ATP Kremlin Cup, an Indoor hard courts tennis tournament at Moscow, Russia.
World No 31 Khachanov defeated World No 52 James Duckdowrth, 29, Australia, in three-sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in Round of 16 rallying back from one set down. The Russian hammered 16 Aces during the match to 3 by Duckworth. He won 4 break points during the match to 1 by the Australian. Khachanov won 6 games in a row during the match to 3 by Duckworth.
Khachanov will face World No 58 John Millman, 32, Australia, in QF on October 22, 2021. Millman beat World No 164 Illya Marchenko, 34, Ukraine, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 in Round of 16. Millman won 4 break points during the match to 2 by Marchenko. The Ukrainian, however, fired 8 Aces during the match to 2 by Millman. The Australian won 5 games in a row in the match to 3 by Marchenko.
World No 41 Marin Cilic, 33, Croatia, the 2014 US Open champion, beat World No 54 Tommy Paul, 24, USA, 7-6, 6-3 in Round of 16. Cilin won 4 break points during the match to 2 by the American. The Croatian served 6 Aces during the match to 3 by Paul. Bothe the players committed 3 double faults each during the match. Cilic won 3 games a row in the match to 2 by the American.
World No 61 Martinez, 24, Spain, upset 4th seed Filip Krajinovic, 29, Serbia, in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in 1hr 31 minutes in Round of 16. Martinez won 4 break points during the match to 2 by the Serbian. Both the players fired 7 Aces each during the match. Martinez, however, won 4 games in a row to 2 by Krajinovic. Martinez will face Cilic in QF on October 22, 2021.