Stan Wawrinka received a 3rd consecutive match for the primary time since 2020 on Wednesday to arrange a last-16 assembly with Daniil Medvedev in Metz.
The three-time Grand Slam champion noticed off Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 within the first-round tie.
The injury-hit 37-year-old had already come by two rounds of qualifying to make the primary attract France.
“I’m getting confidence from winning a few matches, so I’m feeling a bit more relaxed, the way I’m moving,” Wawrinka informed atptour.com.
“I think the level was good from me and I’m happy with the win.”
Wawrinka has received considered one of his earlier three conferences with former world primary Medvedev, on the 2020 Australian Open.
“It’s the biggest test,” stated Wawrinka, now ranked 284th. “He’s (near) the highest of the rankings, at all times a tricky opponent to play…
“It’s going to be really difficult, but I’m happy to test myself against him tomorrow.”
Dominic Thiem continued his damage comeback with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Richard Gasquet.
The 2020 US Open winner, now the world quantity 182, will face second seed Hubert Hurkacz for a quarter-final place.