Top seed Daniel Evans comfortably advanced to the quarterfinals of the San Diego Open with a straight-set victory over Daniel Daniel on Thursday.
The Briton, who was beaten by Marin Cilic in the third round of the US Open last month, defeated Daniel 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 38 minutes.
Although Daniel created four break points, world No. 25 Evans was never broken, while the Briton made just nine unforced errors and hit 19 winners.
Evans’ return has been excellent from start to finish, and his 64 percent win rate on second serves puts him in a good position as he looks to clinch a career first in the semifinals of the Canadian Open in August. ATP title.
Evans will take on Frenchman Constantine Lestian, who converted five of his eight break points in a comfortable 6-1 6-3 victory over Chilean Alejandro Tabillo point.
Fifth seed Brandon Nakajima won late in the game, beating fellow American Dennis Kudla 6-3 6-4 in 1 hour 16 minutes with 12 aces, 25 winners and just five Unforced error.
Fourth seed Pedro Martinez was the main casualty of the day, taking an early lead, losing 5-7 6-1 6-4 to Colombian Daniel Elahi within nearly three hours. Daniel Elahi Galan. Garland hit 44 winners compared to Martinez’s 28, while he also created 18 break points.
Eighth seed JJ Wolf was also eliminated, losing 6-3 7-5 to Australian Christopher O’Connell, who had 12 aces and 23 winners.
Second seed and world No. 50 Jenson Brooksby took nearly two hours to beat compatriot MacKenzie McDonald 6-4 3-6 6-2.