Melzer, Youzhny advance to German Open quarters

Updated: 21 July 2011 22:40 IST

Second-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria swept into the quarterfinals of the German Open on Thursday by beating 15th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 6-3.

Hamburg:

Second-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria swept into the quarterfinals of the German Open on Thursday by beating 15th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 6-3.

Melzer was runner-up in Hamburg last year.

Fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat German wild card Julian Reister 6-3, 6-3. He'll face No. 12 Marin Cilic of Croatia, who rallied to beat wild card Tobias Kamke of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France outlasted Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4.

Topics : Tennis Jurgen Melzer Mikhail Youzhny
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