Yannick Hanfmann has reached the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Kitzbühel. The 30-year-old from Weinheim beat Ivan Gakhov 6:3, 6:7 (5:7), 6:4 in 2:31 hours on Wednesday.
The Russian had entered the tournament at short notice as a so-called lucky loser for Tallon Griekspoor from the Netherlands, who had fallen ill.
Hanfmann will now face former US Open winner Dominic Thiem, who defeated his Austrian compatriot Sebastian Ofner, in the round of the best eight at the €534,555 clay court event. Hanfmann is the only German in the main draw at Kitzbühel.