How to watch Jack Draper in action at the Winston-Salem Open
Jack Draper carries the flag for Great Britain at the Winston-Salem Open where the up-and-coming star has reached the last eight.
Draper is set to take on Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler in North Carolina as he aims to reach the semi-finals of an ATP Tour event for the second time this season.
The young Brit outlasted fan favourite Dominic Thiem last time out to book his place in his third quarterfinal of 2022.
“I started confidently, I started well,” said Draper.
“I was hitting through the ball, felt good in the conditions. It was a difficult start because I felt like everyone was supporting Dominic and I knew that I needed to come out confidently and sharp, and that’s what I did.”
Huesler is a player of similar physical gifts to Draper as a 6’5″ southpaw but in six years as a professional has yet to achieve the heights that the young Brit has at least in terms of career-high ranking.
Draper gives up a little Huesler in terms of reach, but that extra leverage is offset by the more powerful build of the 20-year-old from Sutton.
There is a real French flavour to the last eight with a potential semi-final between Benjamin Bonzi and Adrian Mannarino lying in wait.
In order to bring that All-French semi-final into being Mannarino will first need to get beyond French-born American fourth seed Maxime Cressy while Bonzi will need to down Dutch No 1 and second seed Botic van de Zandschulp in the second semi-final on the order of play in Winston-Salem.
Adding further to the strong French feel of the Winston-Salem Open, Richard Gasquet contests the third quarter-final against Serbian Laslo Đere.
Gasquet and Đere will determine the opponent for the winner of the match between Draper and Huesler which concludes the programme for the day.
What time are the Winston-Salem Open quarter-finals
The order of play that will guide the action on Thursday has been set with Mannarino and Cressy kicking the action off at 20:00 BST.
The second match on the Winston-Salem Open order of play is also Bonzi’s second career meeting with Van de Zandschulp; the Frenchman will aim to turn around his 2020 loss in Hamburg.
Bonzi’s match is scheduled to start no earlier than 21:30 BST.
Đere and Gasquet will contest a match at midnight (In the UK) while those hoping to catch Draper in action will have to wait until 01:30 to take in the Brit’s outing.
How to watch Jack Draper in action
Over the top streaming service, Amazon Prime Video will broadcast both the ATP event from Winston-Salem in the United Kingdom and Ireland this week.
Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will air the tournament in the United States with TVA Sports, DAZN and TSN covering Canada when it comes to the Winston-Salem Open.
Those in Australia – and a few European countries – can watch on Bein Sports.
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