New favorite Ruud with difficulty

The Norwegian Casper Ruud moved into the quarter -finals at the tennis tournament in Munich. The number two of the seed list prevailed on Thursday against Slovak Alex Molcan with 3: 6, 6: 4 and 6: 4. The 23-year-old Ruud now meets the Dutchman Botetic van de Zandschulp in the round of the last eight.

After the surprising end of Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, Ruud is the top favorite for the title at the traditional event on the iPhitos facility. Oscar Otte was the only German chance in the afternoon. He met the number three of the tournament in Americans Reilly Opelka.

Otte wins smoothly against Opelka

Oscar Otte was the only German to reach the quarter -finals at the tournament in Munich. The 28-year-old in Cologne prevailed on Thursday against the favorite American Reilly Opelka with 7: 6 (7: 4) and 6: 2 and now meets the Frenchman Hugo Gaston or Alejandro Tabilo from Chile. Both are in the world rankings behind the German.

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Olympic champion Alexander Zverev surprisingly lost his round of 16 the day before.

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