Millman sets quarterfinal at Delray Beach Open
John Millman will contest the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open, following a straight-sets win over Marcos Giron.
John Millman is finding form at the ATP 250 tournament in Delray Beach in Florida, USA, with a straight-sets win over Marcos Giron earning entry into the quarterfinals.
The Australian required 90 minutes to record a 6-3 7-6(6) win over Giron, who at world No.64 is ranked 27 places higher than Millman.
It was a second straight win over an American opponent, with Millman claiming a hard-fought win over No.8 seed Maxime Cressy in the opening round.
Millman was dominant from the outset against the 28-year-old Giron, claiming a double break of serve to race to a 5-0 lead. While Giron clawed back one of those breaks it was a temporary glitch as Millman secured the first set in 33 minutes.
The second set was a tighter contest, with a determined Millman gaining the advantage in the tiebreak.
Millman, who will contest his first ATP-level since St Petersburg last October, will face either No.3 seed Grigor Dimitrov next.
Aussies in action – Delray Beach
Men’s singles, second round
John Millman (AUS) d Marcos Giron (USA) 6-3 7-6(6)
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
Marcos Giron (USA)/Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) d  Luke Saville (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 3-6 6-3 [10-8]
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
John Millman (AUS) v  Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)