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Patna : World No 32 Jannik Sinner, 19, Italy, the 16th seed, upset 4th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 32, Spain, in a three-set battle in Round of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals of ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at Dubai, UAE, o  March 17, 2021. Sinner beat World No 11 Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to enter the QFs of the tournament. He will face World No 42 Aslan Karatsev, 27, Russia, in QFs on March 18, 2021.

Sinner hammered 16 Aces in the match to 5 by Agut. The Italian won 3 break points during the match to 2 by the Spainiard. Both the players won 3 games each in a row in the match.

Third seed Denis Shapovalov, 21, Canada, the World No 12, beat 13th seed Hubert Hurkacz, 24, Poland, 6-4, 6-3 in Round of 16 to reach QFs of the event. Shapovalov won 3 break points during the match besides winning 3 games in a row.