Former Gonet Geneva Open champion Alexander Zverev continued his love affair with the ATP 250 event on Tuesday when he moved past American Christopher Eubanks 6-2, 6-3.

The German, who is competing in Geneva for the first time since he won the title in 2019, overpowered Eubanks in their first ATP Head2Head meeting. He hammered the ball off both wings and broke Eubanks’ serve four times to advance after 69 minutes.

“My first reaction is that I am very happy,” Zverev said. “I am very happy to be in the quarter-finals here. It is nice to be back here. The weather is beautiful and the city is beautiful. The crowd was amazing and I really enjoyed myself out there today.”

Zverev arrived in Geneva off the back of runs to the fourth round at ATP Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Rome. The 26-year-old will face Wu Yibing or Marco Cecchinato in his second tour-level quarter-final of the season.

Zverev is this week chasing his first tour-level title since winning the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals. The German has clinched six of his 19 tour-level trophies on clay.

Earlier, sixth seed Tallon Griekspoor reached the second round when he defeated Italian qualifier Stefano Travaglia 7-5, 7-6(3). The Dutchman Griekspoor snapped a four-match losing streak with his 15th victory of the season.

American J.J. Wolf defeated Hugo Dellien 6-4, 6-2 to set a meeting against top seed Casper Ruud, while Ilya Ivashka beat Guido Pella 6-4, 7-5. Australian Christopher O’Connell also advanced, defeating Croatian qualifier Nino Serdarusic 7-6(5), 6-7(1), 6-1.