Sydney, Italian tennis player Paolo Lorenzi on Wednesday stunned Sydney International first seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in the second round, while Spaniard Feliciano Lopez advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.
Lorenzi needed two hours and three minutes to defeat his Spanish rival, world No. 22, 6-3, 7-5, reports Efe.
“I think today I was playing a really good match. We are good friends so it was not an easy match … but yeah I’m happy,” said the 36-year-old Italian victor.
“This tournament for me is really, really strong — I am not seeded but there is not a big difference between the ranking of the other players,” world No.45 Lorenzi added, according to the tournament’s official website.
Lorenzi is set to play the quarter-final against Russian Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Jared Donaldson of the United States 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
In the same round, Lopez for his part will face off against Alex De Minaur of Australia in the quarter-finals after he knocked out Schwartzman 6-3, 7-6(1).