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Carreno-Busta suffers ATP Finals setback, Thiem out in Vienna

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444   //    27 Oct 2017, 03:40 IST
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Spanish world number 11 Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno-Busta's push for an ATP Finals spot suffered a blow when he was beaten by Diego Schwartzman in the Vienna Open, while Dominic Thiem suffered a second-round exit on home soil.

Carreno-Busta occupies the final qualifying spot place for the lucrative season-ending tournament at the O2 Arena next month, but the Spaniard is in danger of missing out after a 5-7 6-1 6-1 loss to the unseeded Schwartzman on Thursday.

Juan Martin del Potro can move above Carreno-Busta if he wins the Swiss Indoors Basel this week following Schwartzman's second-round victory, which gave him some measure of revenge for a defeat in the US Open quarter-finals.

Carreno-Busta recovered from losing the first three games to win the opening set, but was broken three times in the second and twice in the decider to bow out.

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Richard Gasquet accounted for Thiem, coming from a set down to beat the second seed 4-6 7-5 6-1.

World number six Thiem has endured a poor late-season run and Gasquet dealt him another setback, breaking three times to reach the last eight.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, last year's runner-up, has won 18 of his 20 indoor matches this season and remains in the hunt to return to London following a 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (9-7) 6-1 victory over qualifier Damir Dzumhur.

The powerful Frenchman saved a match point in the second-set tie-break and went on to book a quarter-final against top seed Alexander Zverev.

Kyle Edmund, Lucas Pouille and Jan-Lennard Struff also reached the last eight on Thursday.

 

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