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Li Tu information milestone victory in all-Australian battle at Newport | 18 July, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Australian Li Tu has recorded his maiden ATP-level main-draw victory and in addition the primary top-100 win of his profession.

Newport, USA , 18 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Newport, USA

Li Tu has scored a memorable victory in opposition to fellow Australian Aleksandar Vukic at an ATP 250 event in Newport.

Tu, a qualifier ranked No.252, triumphed 6-3 7-6(6) in opposition to world No.83 Vukic of their opening-round conflict on the grass-court event.

That is 27-year-old Tu’s maiden ATP-level main-draw victory and in addition the primary top-100 win of his profession.

James Duckworth additionally produced a formidable efficiency, scoring his first tour-level main-draw win of the season.

The 31-year-old Australian gained a two-hour and 31-minute battle in opposition to world No.86 Fixed Lestienne. Duckworth served 14 aces in his 5-7 6-4 7-5 victory in opposition to the Frenchman.

That is world No.129 Duckworth’s second top-100 victory of the season and first since January.

Nevertheless, the information wasn’t all good for Australian contenders. Max Purcell, the event’s sixth seed, misplaced his opening-round match, as did qualifier Alex Bolt.

Bolt, who certified for an ATP-level occasion for the primary time since September 2021, prolonged big-serving American veteran John Isner to 3 units of their opening-round conflict.

In doubles motion, Jordan Thompson boosted the variety of Australians via to the quarterfinals to 3.

Thompson and French associate Adrian Mannarino carved out a 6-2 6-4 victory in opposition to French duo Luca Sanchez and Theo Arribage.

Aussies in motion – Newport

Males’s singles, first spherical
[Q] Li Tu (AUS) d Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 6-3 7-6(6)
James Duckworth (AUS) d Fixed Lestienne (FRA) 5-7 6-4 7-5
Gijs Brouwer (NED) d [6] Max Purcell (AUS) 6-4 6-1
John Isner (USA) d [Q] Alex Bolt (AUS) 6-4 2-6 6-3

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS)/Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d Luca Sanchez (FRA)/Theo Arribage (FRA) 6-2 6-4
Andre Goransson (SWE)/Ben McLachlan (JPN) d Andrew Harris (AUS)/Evan King (USA) 7-6(6) 6-7(4) [10-5]

Males’s singles, second spherical
[7] Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Liam Broady (GBR)
Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v [2] Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
James Duckworth (AUS) v Alex Michelsen (USA)
[Q] Li Tu (AUS) v [4] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[2] Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Reese Stalder (USA) v Chung Yunseong (KOR)/Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Robert Galloway (USA) v [3] Yuki Bhambri (IND)/Saketh Myneni (IND)
Max Purcell (AUS)/William Blumberg (USA) v TBC
Jordan Thompson (AUS)/Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v TBC

Budapest, Hungary

Australian hopes Storm Hunter and Daria Saville have misplaced their first-round singles matches at a WTA 250 event in Budapest.

Hunter and Saville each gained the opening set of their respective matches, earlier than bowing out in three units.

This leaves the resurgent Astra Sharma because the final remaining Australian within the singles draw on the clay-court event.

Saville now turns her consideration to doubles, the place she has progressed to the quarterfinals alongside compatriot Ellen Perez.

Aussies in motion – Budapest

Ladies’s singles, first spherical
[9] Nadia Podoroska (ARG) d Storm Hunter (AUS) 1-6 6-1 6-1
[LL] Maria Timofeeva d Daria Saville (AUS) 2-6 6-3 6-4

Ladies’s singles, second spherical
[Q] Astra Sharma (AUS) v [Q] Kaja Juvan (SLO)

Ladies’s doubles, quarterfinals
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Daria Saville (AUS) 
v Kateryna Volodko (UKR)/Renata Voracova (CZE)

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