Gulbis clinches victory to go into Swiss Open quarterfinals

Latvia's Ernests Gulbis (ATP 313) has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland by defeating Italy's Paolo Lorenzi (ATP 36) with 7-6 (12:10), 3-6, 6-4. 

After a confident start Gulbis couldn't score four set points with the first set hanging on a tiebreaker. The first set lasted for an hour and concluded with Gulbis clinching the victory in the tiebreaker with 12:10.

The second set saw Gulbis make several faults while serving and Lorenzi managing to get a break point and subsequently retain the early lead right into the end of the set.

Gulbis started the third set aggressively but was only able to capitalize on a break point at the end of the match, which proved enough to score a victory. He had an impressive service with 11 aces. 

Gulbis, who is enjoying a protected ranking after missing the second half of last season with a wrist problem, will face either Italy's Fabio Fognini (ATP 31) or Slovakia's Norbert Gombos (87) in the quarterfinals. 

It will be the Latvian tennis player's first quarterfinals appearance in a major tournament since 2015.

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