's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 13 June 2019 | tennis.com.au

Australians Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson have set up a quarterfinal clash at the grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

On a rain-affected Wednesday, Thompson beat Frances Tiafoe 6-3 6-2 to reach a fourth ATP quarterfinal of 2019.

Following him onto Court 2 was De Minaur; after a first-round bye, the third seed kicked off his grass-court campaign in style with a 7-5 6-3 win over Andreas Seppi.


It was a rematch of the Sydney International final, which De Minaur also won in straight sets to earn his first career ATP Tour title.

Another Aussie, Destanee Aiava, was trailing 4-2 in the first set of her second-round match against Veronika Kudermatova before rain suspended play.

A day earlier, she stunned world No.10 Aryna Sabalenka in the first round for her biggest career win.

It was during that run in Sydney that De Minaur also beat Thompson in straight sets, after also beating his compatriot a week earlier in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International.


As a result, De Minaur leads their head-to-head series 2-0.

Thompson is already projected to reach a career-high ranking of No.56 after this week’s performance in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and could rise to the cusp of the top 50 if he beats De Minaur.

De Minaur could rise as high as No.21 with a win over Thompson.