It's getting down to the last handful of matches in both Linz and Sofia. Vasek Pospisil is making some noise before ending his 2020 season, while Aryna Sabalenka captured her sixth consecutive match victory. 

These are the Top 5 photos from Thursday. 

1

Jannik Sinner

In a re-match of their 2019 ATP Next Gen Finals clash, the 19-year-old once again raised his level to edge past Alex de Minaur 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1. The Italian is through to the semifinal round in Sofia where he will battle Adrian Mannarino for the first time. 


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2

Aryna Sabalenka

Sabalenka has definitely justified her top seeding in Linz. The Belarusian came into this week's event having won Ostrava with wins over Coco Gauff, Jennifer Brady and Victoria Azarenka. On Thursday, she kept the heat coming against Stefanie Vogele, posting a 6-0, 6-3 victory to advance to the quarterfinals. 


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3

Vasek Pospisil 

The 30-year-old Canadian is now just two wins away from capturing his first ATP title. Pospisil had another great day at the office when he defeated No. 6 seed John Millman, 6-3, 6-2, to advance into Sofia's last four. The world No. 74 will look to roll past Frenchman Richard Gasquet next. 


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4

Veronika Kudermetova

The Russian had a little bit more of a challenge than her first round match, in which she dominated hometown favorite Barbara Haas 6-0, 6-0. Although her second-round clash against Arantxa Rus presented some conflicts, Kudermetova came out on top with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 victory to keep her season rolling.

5

Nadia Podoroska 

This year's Roland Garros semifinalist was down a set, but kicked into another gear to ultimately take down 2018 Linz champion Camila Giorgi. After two hours and 34 minutes, the Argentine posted a 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 score to set up a quarterfinal matchup against No. 4 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova.