DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sebastian Korda is back in the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open, after the tournament's No. 5 seed fought past Andreas Seppi on Wednesday night.
Korda, a Delray finalist last year, needed nearly two hours to beat Seppi 7-5, 6-3 and earn his quarterfinal spot. He'll next face either top-seeded Cameron Norrie or Oscar Otte, who were scheduled to play later Wednesday.
Korda downed Norrie in last year's Delray semifinals.
Fourth-seeded Tommy Paul and unseeded Stefan Kozlov will meet in another quarterfinal, after they combined to lose a total of six games in easy wins Wednesday. Paul needed only an hour in very windy conditions to beat Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-0, and Kozlov ousted Steve Johnson 6-1, 6-3.
"I've trained here for a very long time so I'm kind of used to it," Paul said about playing in the wind. "I'd say it gave me a slight advantage over him. I don't know how much he's training in outdoor, windy conditions."