Milos Raonic edged previous Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1) Wednesday to achieve the Stuttgart Open quarterfinals.
Raonic, who misplaced final yr’s closing to Roger Federer and in addition wanted a tiebreaker to get previous Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday, hit 24 aces to beat Tsonga in 2 hours, 27 minutes.
The sixth-seeded Canadian subsequent faces Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who beat fourth-seeded Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5.
Additionally Wednesday, Lucas Pouille upset third-seeded Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2, and Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia.
Rain delayed the beginning of play for 3½ hours on the grass-court match.