Olympic champion Alexander Sverrev and three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Gerber advanced to the quarterfinals of the tennis tournament in Cincinnati. The 24-year-old Sverre won his 16th round match against Argentine Guido Bella 6: 2, 6: 3 on Thursday. Gerber, 33, previously competed in the WTA tournament against the world No. 30 in 4: 6, 6: 2, 7: 5. Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia won.
Sverev will face either Argentine Diego Schwartzman or Caspar Root from Norway in the quarterfinals. Gerber will have to deal with Czech Petra Kvitova or Ones Zapure from Tunisia.
In Cincinnati the male event is approximately $ 4.85 million and the female event is $ 1.84 million. Both matches are set for the US Open in New York, which starts on August 30.
“It’s so special for me, I feel at home here,” Gerber said after the game and thanked the audience. “I ended up playing my best tennis. You really helped me.” The former world number one lost the first set against the 2017 French Open winner, but increased significantly in the second round and maintained her tension in the third set. Sverev, on the other hand, did not miss a set like the previous round against Lloyd Harris of South Africa.