Djokovic, Ruud, Rune and Sinner Reach Italian Open Third Round; Auger-Aliassime Ousted

published: May, 12, 2023

by: TC Staff

Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy

Top seed Novak Djokovic reached the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy on Friday, defeated Tomas Martin Etcheverry 7-6(5), 6-2.

After a tough opening set, Djokovic cruised into the next round in one hour and 52 minutes.

The Serb will next face Grigor Dimitrov, who dismissed Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(3).

Elsewhere, No. 4 seed Casper Ruud, No. 7 seed Holger Rune, No. 8 seed Jannik Sinner and No. 13 seed Cameron Norrie all progressed to the round of 32.

No. 10 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, No. 11 seed Karen Khachanov and No. 17 seed Tommy Paul all lost in three sets.

Saturday’s action in Rome will feature Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia.

 

Second-round results:

(1) Novak Djokovic Defeats Tomas Martin Etcheverry 76(5) 62
(4) Casper Ruud Defeats Arthur Rinderknech 64 60
(7) Holger Rune Defeats Arthur Fils 63 63
(8) Jannik Sinner Defeats Thanasi Kokkinakis 61 64
Alexei Popyrin Defeats (10) Felix Auger-Aliassime 64 46 75
Gregoire Barrere Defeats (11) Karen Khachanov 46 64 76(4)
(13) Cameron Norrie Defeats Alexandre Muller 62 63
Cristian Garin Defeats (16) Tommy Paul 46 63 64
Marton Fucsovics Defeats (17) Alex de Minaur 63 64
Roman Safiullin Defeats (22) Sebastian Korda 62 765
Laslo Djere Defeats (23) Botic van de Zandschulp 62 64
(24) Francisco Cerundolo Defeats Yibing Wu 46 62 63
(26) Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Stan Wawrinka 64 76(3)
Alexander Bublik Defeats (28) Ben Shelton 64 16 62
Fabio Fognini Defeats (30) Miomir Kecmanovic 63 76(6)
Alexander Shevchenko Defeats Sebastian Baez 63 64

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