Millman advances to Nur-Sultan quarterfinals
Australia's John Millman is into to his first ATP quarterfinal since January.
John Millman is through to the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 tournament in Nur-Sultan.
The fourth-seeded Australian advanced with a 6-3 6-4 victory against Fernando Verdasco, his second win against the Spanish veteran in as many weeks.
The world No.45-ranked Millman did not drop serve in the 82-minute match, saving all four break points he faced.
It is the 31-year-old’s best tour result since a quarterfinal appearance in Auckland in January.
Millman plays seventh seed Tommy Paul next. It will be his first career meeting with the world No.59-ranked American.
Australia’s Jordan Thompson plays his second-round match tomorrow.
Men’s singles, second round
 Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [Q] Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
 John Millman (AUS) v  Tommy Paul (USA)
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
 Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Luke Bambridge (GBR)/Divij Sharan (IND)
Australia’s John Peers and New Zealand’s Michael Venus have lost in the opening round of an ATP 500 tournament in Vienna.
Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies recorded a 6-4 6-4 victory in their first-round clash.