Munich, Germany, 29 April 2021 | Leigh Rogers


Australia’s John Millman is through to the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 tournament in Munich.

The No.8 seed advanced when Argentine Guido Pella retired with a right leg injury early in the second set of their second-round clash.

It marks the first time Millman has advanced to a quarterfinal this season and is only the second time in his career he has made a tour-level quarterfinal on clay. The 31-year-old’s only previous tour-level quarterfinal on clay was in Budapest in 2018, when he went on to reach the final.

Millman plays second seed Casper Ruud next.

Matt Ebden and John-Patrick Smith are also into the quarterfinals after scoring a straight-sets win in doubles action.

Aussies in action – Munich

Men’s singles, second round
[8] John Millman (AUS) d Guido Pella (ARG) 4-6 2-0 ret.

Men’s doubles, first round
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d Tomislav Brkic (BIH)/Nikola Cacic (SRB) 7-6(3) 7-6(5)

Men’s singles, quarterfinals
[8] John Millman (AUS)
v [2] Casper Ruud (NOR)

Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
[2] John Peers (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Dustin Brown (GER)/Peter Gojowczyk (GER)
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v [1] Wesley Koolhof (NED)/Kevin Krawietz (GER)


Ajla Tomljanovic has sealed her place in the main draw of a WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid.

The 27-year-old Aussie scored a 7-6(4) 6-1 victory against China’s Wang Xiyu in the final qualifying round.

Tomljanovic has been pitted against world No.22 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the first round.

Aussies in action – Madrid

Women’s qualifying singles, final round
[17] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)
d Wang Xiyu (CHN) 7-6(4) 6-1

Women’s singles, first round
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) 
v Shelby Rogers (USA)
[Q] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Elena Rybakina (KAZ)

Women’s doubles, first round
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) v Kaitlyn Christian (USA)/Sabrina Santamaria (USA)