Switzerland Roger Federer waves after winning against France's Benoit Paire in their round of 16 match at the ATP tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
HALLE, Germany (AP) Yuichi Sugita of Japan upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-5 at the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday.
The 52nd-ranked Sugita forced 13 break opportunities and took three as he advanced to a quarterfinal against American qualifier Denis Kudla.
Kudla defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in their second-round match.