Rolex Shanghai Masters—Shanghai, China

Thursday’s action at the Rolex Shanghai Masters saw fiery Frenchman Arthur Fils advance to the second round of the event, defeating Pavel Kotov 6-1, 6-4.

Fils will next face No. 24 seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Elsewhere, Matteo Arnaldi, Diego Schwartzman, and Botic van de Zandschulp all advanced to round two.

Aslan Karatsev and Laslo Djere weren’t as fortunate, dropping first round matches to Quentin Halys and Rinky Hijikata, respectfully.

Friday’s schedule in Shanghai will feature No. 3 see Holger Rune, No. 8 seed Casper Ruud, No. 9 Alexander Zverev, No. 11 Ales de Minaur and No. 14 Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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First-round results:

Matteo Arnaldi Defeats Alexei Popyrin 46 63 64
Terence Atmane Defeats Jordan Thompson 63 36 61
Gregoire Barrere Defeats Nuno Borges 62 62
Arthur Fils Defeats Pavel Kotov 61 64
Quentin Halys Defeats Aslan Karatsev 76(4) 36 62
Rinky Hijikata Defeats Laslo Djere 76(4) 75
Mikhail Kukushkin Defeats Alexandre Muller 67(6) 63 62
Diego Schwartzman Defeats Luca Van Assche 57 63 62
Lorenzo Sonego Defeats Philip Sekulic 63 62
Chun-Hsin Tseng Defeats Alexander Shevchenko 36 63 62
Botic van de Zandschulp Defeats Christopher O’Connell 62 67(2) 64
Aleksandar Vukic Defeats Roberto Carballes Baena 64 76(7)
Beibit Zhukayev Defeats Stefano Napolitano 75 75


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