Metz Open: Bublik reaches last eight

Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the No 7 seed, won against Finn Emil Ruusuvuori 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Metz Open at Arènes de Metz on Thursday afternoon. Bublik, ranked No 44, will play the winner of the match between Dane Holger Rune, the No 4 seed, and Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi next. Ahead of his victory, the Kazakh edged out French qualifier Evan Furness