Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy

Thursday’s action at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy saw home-country hero Lorenzo Sonego defeat Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-1.

Winning the contest on his birthday, Sonego will next face Yoshihito Nishioka for a place in round two.

Other winners on the day included David Goffin and Emil Ruusuvuori advancing after tough three-set matches.

Friday’s action at the Foro Italico will feature Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Jannik Sinner all on Centre Court.

The event is missing legendary Spaniard Rafael Nadal due to an ongoing hip injury.

First-round results:

Daniel Altmaier Defeats Giulio Zeppieri 76(3) 46 60
Nuno Borges Defeats Dusan Lajovic 64 61
Roberto Carballes Baena Defeats Hugo Dellien 62 63
Marco Cecchinato Defeats Mackenzie McDonald 63 75
David Goffin Defeats Luca Nardi 36 64 62
Yannick Hanfmann Defeats Nicolas Jarry 64 64
Jason Kubler Defeats Marc-Andrea Huesler 676 64 62
Fabian Marozsan Defeats Corentin Moutet 60 67(8) 62
Thiago Monteiro Defeats Adrian Mannarino 61 62
Guido Pella Defeats Maxime Cressy 63 64
Albert Ramos-Vinolas Defeats Francesco Passaro 46 61 64
Emil Ruusuvuori Defeats Ugo Humbert 64 36 76(6)
Lorenzo Sonego Defeats Jeremy Chardy 62 61
Matteo Arnaldi Defeats Diego Schwartzman 61 46 63
Alex Molcan Defeats Stefano Napolitano 64 36 76(1)
J.J. Wolf Defeats Hugo Grenier 75 75

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