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Australians Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson progress to the singles quarterfinals at an ATP 250 match in Mexico.

Los Cabos, Mexico, 22 February 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Thanasi Kokkinakis has scored back-to-back top-60 victories to safe a quarterfinal spot at an ATP 250 match in Los Cabos.

The 27-year-old Australian posted a 6-4 6-2 win towards world No.42 Dan Evans in second-round motion immediately on the hard-court occasion.

It’s Kokkinakis’ second consecutive triumph towards a British opponent, having eradicated world No.53 Jack Draper earlier this week, and propels him into his first tour-level quarterfinal since January 2023.

World No.6 Alexander Zverev, the match’s prime seed, awaits within the subsequent spherical.

Kokkinakis, who’s at the moment ranked No.103, misplaced his solely earlier profession assembly towards the 26-year-old German in 2022.

In the meantime, Jordan Thompson’s red-hot begin season has continued, progressing to his fourth quarterfinal of the yr.

The world No.40 scored a 7-6(5) 6-3 victory towards American qualifier Emilio Nava within the second spherical.

That is the 29-year-old Australian’s tenth win from his 15 matches to date in 2024, which marks the earliest he has notched this many ATP-level victories in a calendar yr.

Thompson’s ATP main-draw wins
12 months Month recorded tenth win  Whole wins
2016 3
2017 Might 13
2018 1
2019 March 26
2020 November 11
2021 June 21
2022 August 11
2023 July 19
2024 February 10*

Thompson’s quarterfinal opponent is teen sensation Alex Michelsen, who surprised third-seeded Aussie Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-1 within the second spherical.

This was the 19-year-old American’s first top-10 victory.

Thompson gained his solely earlier assembly towards world No.74 Michelsen, in an ATP Challenger ultimate in February final yr.

De Minaur wasn’t the one Aussie bowing out within the second spherical, with Max Purcell, Aleksandar Vukic and Rinky Hijikata additionally exiting.

Aussies in motion – Los Cabos

RESULTS
Males’s singles, second spherical
[8] Jordan Thompson (AUS) d [Q] Emilio Nava (USA) 7-6(5) 6-3
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d Dan Evans (GBR) 6-4 6-2
[2] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) d Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 6-3 6-0
Alex Michelsen (USA) d [3] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-4 6-1
Nuno Borges (POR) d [7] Max Purcell (AUS) 6-3 6-3
Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) d Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 6-3 4-6 6-4

COMING UP
Males’s singles, quarterfinals
[8] Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Alex Michelsen (USA)
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [1] Alexander Zverev (GER)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[4] Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Nuno Borges (POR)/Andre Goransson (SWE)

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