Cameron Norrie of Great Britain shocked top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria on Thursday to breeze into the quarterfinals of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on a day when only one seeded player could avoid the upset bug.
Norrie defeated Thiem, the World No. 4, 6-3, 6-2 in just 66 minutes. It was his first career win over a Top 5 player, and he won on the strength of his serve. Norrie won 91 percent of points on his first serve.
No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece needed just 76 minutes to eliminate American Tommy Paul 6-1, 6-4. But he was the only seed to advance on the day.
On Wednesday in Lyon, No. 4 David Goffin of Belgium bowed out, and he was joined Thursday by No. 3 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, No. 5 Gael Monfils of France and No. 6 Jannik Sinner of Italy.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet, playing on his home turf, beat Schwartzman 6-3, 7-5. Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan came from behind to beat Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2). And lucky loser Arthur Rinderknech of France reached the quarters with a 6-7 (7), 6-2, 7-5 win over Sinner.
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No. 3 seed Casper Ruud of Norway moved into the semifinals in Geneva with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominik Koepfer of Germany.
In other action, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset No. 4 seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (3), 6-3 to reach the semis.
Second-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada started the day with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 win over Italian Marco Cecchinato after their match had been postponed due to rain on Wednesday.
Shapovalov then defeated Laslo Djere of Serbia 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, saving eight of nine break points to offset his seven double faults.
Pablo Andujar of Spain knocked out Swiss wild card Dominic Stephan Stricker, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
–Field Level Media
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