Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was eliminated early once again.
The Richmond Hill, Ont., native was upset by home favorite Oscar Otte 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.
Otte, of Germany, is through to the quarter-finals, where he’ll face French player Benjamin Bonzi.
Shapovalov also lost his first match at the French Open, where he fell to 28th-ranked Holger Rune of Denmark.
Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime fared better versus a local favorite at the Libema Open in the Netherlands, defeating Tallon Griekspoor 7-6 (2), 7-6( 5) to advance to the quarter-finals.
The Montreal native fired 13 aces and saved both break points he faced.
Auger-Aliassime never had a chance to break Griekspoor, but he dominated the first-set tiebreak and won on his first set point with Griekspoor serving.
Auger-Aliassime led the second tiebreak 6-3 before Griekspoor made it close by winning two points on serve. That gave Auger-Aliassime the opportunity to serve for the match, and he converted the match point.
The Canadian, ranked ninth in the world, is seeded second at the grass-court event held outside the Dutch city of s’Hertogenbosch. He will next face Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
At the Nottingham Open, top-seeded Maria Sakkari recovered from a poor start to defeat Canada’s Rebecca Marino in three sets on Thursday and reach the quarter-finals on another rain-affected day at the grass-court event.
The Greek player won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to keep alive her bid for a second WTA title, after the Morocco Open on clay in May 2019. Sakkari will next play seventh-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil, who defeated Yuriko Miyazaki 6-2, 7-6 (4).