Lloyd Harris forced to QUIT Barcelona Open Round 3 match

Lloyd Harris forced to QUIT Barcelona Open Round 3 match

Capetonian Harris, 25, had been suffering from back spasms and was forced to throw in the towel after just 20 minutes.

Harris entered the tournament ranked 40th in the world and is projected to move up one place to 39th when the next official rankings are released.

De Minaur will face British fourth-seed Cameron Norrie in the quarter-finals after he beat Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-7 (11/9), 6-4 in a three hour and 25 minute marathon clash.

Results from the ATP Tour’s Barcelona Open on Friday:

Round 3

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x6) bt Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 6-4, 7-5

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x3) bt Frances Tiafoe (USA x13) 7-5, 6-4

Casper Ruud (NOR x2) bt Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) 6-2, 6-2

Alex De Minaur (AUS x10) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 6-0, retired

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x8) bt Lorenzo Sonego (ITA x11) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

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