Queen’s remarkable run from Peniston continues to reach quarter-finals


Yan Peniston’s incredible run at Queen’s continues after his victory over Francisco Cerundolo.

A three-set victory for the Briton on Thursday earned him a place in the Cinch Championship quarter-finals as his remarkable history shows few signs of ending.

The 26-year-old stunned world number 5 Casper Ruud on Tuesday, after also finding out the same day he had received a wild card in the main draw at Wimbledon, and enjoyed that final appearance on center court at Queen’s Club. with a 6-0 4-6 6-4 victory in two hours.

Peniston handed out a first-set bagel in 20 minutes on their Argentine opponent, but Cerundolo fought back to show his class and looked favorites to win the second-round tie when he burst early in the decider.

World No. 180 Peniston had other ideas and won the last three games, securing another big win with a winner down the line to continue Britain’s participation in the west London tournament.

Earlier in the day, defending champion Matteo Berrettini scored a second-set tiebreaker to win his battle with Denis Kudla while Tommy Paul knocked out Stanislav Wawrinka in straight sets.

Tomorrow, Katie Boulter takes on Simona Halep in the quarter-finals of the Birmingham Classic.

Additional reporting by PA Media.

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