Novak won 6-3, 6-4 over Benoit Paire
in the second round of Cologne on Wednesday.
Novak picked up his sixth win in his 15th match of 2020 as he surprised the 4th-seeded Frenchman in a straightforward 64-minute victory. The 27-year-old Austrian, ranked 94th, will be thrilled to have reached the quarterfinals after two straight-set wins. He'll face Marin Cilic
or Alejandro Davidovich Fokina