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It’s quarter finals day at this week’s three ATP Tour tournaments at Bastad, Sweden, Umag, Croatia and Newport, USA. At Bastad, the top three seeds Garin, Verdasco (advised @ 8/1) and Cuevas all crashed out at the first time of asking in the second round. There are four seeds still standing at the quarter final stage, fourth seed French veteran Gasquet who faces sixth seed Londero from Argentina and Londero will hope for a repeat of his 3-1 win at this year’s French Open.

Fifth seed Jarry from Chile faces the unseeded Frenchman Chardy (advised @ 25/1) and Chardy won their only previous meeting at this year’s Miami Masters 1000 Series on hard courts. Eighth seed Portuguese veteran Sousa faces the unseeded Delbonis from Argentina, Sousa leads the head-to-head 3-2 and 3-1 on clay and the one remaining quarter final is an all-Spanish affair between veteran Ramos-Vinolas and Carbaelles Baena and Ramos leads the head-to-head 4-3 and 4-2 on clay.

At Umag the top two seeds, Italian Fognini and Croatian Coric, both crashed out at the first time of asking in the second round against unseeded players. Sixth seed Serb Krajinovic and seventh seed Klizan from Slovakia also failed to make it past the second round. There are four seeds remaining in the draw, third seed Djere (advised @ 14/1) who faces eighth seed Mayer from Argentina and Djere won their only previous encounter back in 2018 at the US Open qualifying.

Fourth seed Serb Lajovic (advised @ 14/1) faces either the unseeded Bedene from Slovenia or 17-year-old teenager Sinner from Croatia for a place in tomorrows semi-finals. The other two quarter finals taking place today are all between unseeded players. ATP Tour journeyman Travaglia from Italy and veteran Balazs from Hungary face each other for the second time and Travaglia won their previous encounter on clay back in 2016. The other quarter final is between ATP Tour journeymen Caruso from Italy and Bagnis from Argentina who are meeting for the second time and Bagnis won their previous encounter on clay back in 2015.

At the time of writing the Newport, quarter finals were due to be played last night and the early hours of this morning, but rain had delayed played midway through the first quarter final last night between European veterans Mischa Zverev from Germany and Granollers from Spain. Top seed and American veteran Isner was due to face Aussie veteran Ebden, potential NextGen star fourth seed Humbert was due to face fellow NextGen talent Ivashka from Belarus and finally, seventh seed Bublik was due to face the unseeded American Sandgren (advised @ 18/1). All these matches should have been completed by the time you read this article.

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