2018 champion Coric into Halle quarters

(AP Photo/Claude Paris)

HALLE, Germany (AP) Defending champion Borna Coric outlasted Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Halle Open on Wednesday.

Coric, who defeated Roger Federer in last year's final, saved seven of the nine break points he faced and took his match point after a 26-shot rally to beat Sousa in just under 3 hours.

The 14th-ranked Coric next faces France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who earlier defeated Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in their second-round match.

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