Wild card Ramkumar worked his way to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over higher-ranked Russian who had entered the event as a Lucky Loser. He next plays world no.45 Aljaz Bedene who defeated Luca Vanni 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
The win meant that Ramkumar is now unbeaten in his last 12 matches. He had won two ITF Futures titles at the end of the 2015 season in Gwalior and Mumbai, winning five matches each in the two events.
He had shocked world number 98 Daniel Gimelo-Traver in the first round here and with win yesterday he has entered the quarterfinals of an ATP Tour event for the first time in his career.
Ramkumar changed the complexion of the game after losing the first set with his sheer grit and doggedness. He improved as the match progressed and egged on by the fans, he managed to down a strong opponent.

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