Sport ATP roundup: Tiafoe reaches second round in Antwerp

03:05  20 october  2020
03:05  20 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Frances Tiafoe woke up on Saturday having never reached an ATP World Tour semi-final. Gojowczyk has not played Tiafoe in a FedEx ATP Head 2 Head meeting. However, he has split two career matches against the American Rublev Recovers After Blip, Reaches Third Round In Paris.

On his fourth chance, Tiafoe secured just the second Top 10 win of his career to reach Two weeks in a row in the quarters,” Tiafoe said. “I really wanted that win to make a statement. The 21-year-old South Korean held steady to defeat Croatian qualifier Franko Skugor in the second round 6-4, 7-6(4).

American Frances Tiafoe advanced to the second round of the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, dismissing sixth seed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in straight sets.

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Tiafoe won 6-3, 7-6 (6) to wrap up the match in one hour and 21 minutes. The No. 63-ranked player in the world looked strong in his first hard-court event since reaching the U.S. Open Round of 16.

Another American had a less successful day as Tommy Paul lost 6-3, 6-2 against Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Ugo Humbert of France, ranked No. 38 in the world, also advanced, 6-4, 6-3 against Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium.

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Daniil Medvedev beats Frances Tiafoe in four sets to reach the Australian Open second round . Medvedev improves to 5-1 this year after his two-hour, 36-minute win. The fourth seed won four of his five matches for Team Russia at the inaugural ATP Cup earlier this month.

Steve Johnson finally got the best of Marin Cilic in the duo's sixth career head-to-head match during first-round play in Cologne, Germany.

Johnson held on for a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over ninth-seeded Cilic to advance. The American, who entered the day ranked No. 71 in the world, previously was 0-5 in matches against Cilic of Croatia.

Eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France made quick work of Australian Alexei Popyrin with a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Others who moved on to the second round included Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, who cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 win over Great Britain's Kyle Edmund, and Gilles Simon of France, who earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Australia's Jordan Thompson.

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