Dan Evans through to Erste Bank Open quarter-finals in Vienna
Britain's Dan Evans reaches his third ATP 500 quarter-final of the year where he will play resurgent Grigor Dimitrov for a place in the semi-finals after the Bulgarian dumped out Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas
Last Updated: 30/10/20 7:57am
Dan Evans is through to the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna after defeating Jurij Rodionov in straight sets.
The British No 1, who reached the European Open semi-finals in Antwerp last week, beat Austrian wildcard Rodionov 7-5 6-3.
Evans came from a break down in both sets and reeled off the last five games to secure victory.
The 30-year-old will face Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the last eight after he shocked Greek world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3.
Evans was dismantled by Tsitsipas in less than an hour the last time they met at the Hamburg Open last month. Dimitrov enjoys a 3-1 winning record against the Brit, including victory in their most recent meeting at the ATP Cup in January.
US Open champion Dominic Thiem came through in comprehensive fashion, beating Chile's Cristian Garin 6-3 6-2.
The Austrian, seeded two, will meet Andrey Rublev, who was leading Jannik Sinner 2-1 when the Italian retired due to a right foot injury.
Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev needed three sets to dispatch Canada's Vasek Pospisil 4-6 6-3 6-2.
Italy's Lorenzo Sonego edged past Hubert Hurkacz after two tie-breaks to set up a last-eight meeting with Novak Djokovic.