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Thompson, Hijikata make promising begins in Newport | 17 July, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Australians Jordan Thompson and Rinky Hijikata are by means of to the second spherical at an ATP 250 grass-court match in America.

Newport, USA, 17 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Newport, USA

A big contingent of Australians are competing at an ATP 250 match in Newport this week. It’s the ultimate grass-court match of the season at ATP stage.

Jordan Thompson made a blistering begin to his singles marketing campaign, powering previous American hope Aleksandar Kovacevic 6-0 6-1.

World No.69 Thompson misplaced a complete of 11 factors on serve within the 66-minute encounter.

Rinky Hijikata additionally recorded a formidable first-round victory.

The 22-year-old Australian didn’t drop serve in his 6-3 6-4 triumph in opposition to Jordan’s Abdullah Shelbayh.

Li Tu and Alex Bolt have boosted the variety of Australians within the singles principal draw to seven, after finishing profitable qualifying campaigns.

That is the second time that world No.252 Tu has certified for an ATP-level occasion, matching his effort at a grass-court match in Mallorca final month.

For whereas the resurgent Bolt, this marks the primary time he has certified at a tour-level match since September 2021.

The 30-year-old Bolt, who missed six months final 12 months after present process elbow surgical procedure, faces big-serving American veteran John Isner within the opening spherical, whereas Tu has drawn fellow Australian Aleksandar Vukic.

In doubles motion, John-Patrick Smith and American companion Robert Galloway have already secured a spot within the quarterfinals.

They scored a 7-5 6-4 victory at this time in opposition to South African Kevin Anderson and American Ethan Quinn.

The 37-year-old Anderson is a two-time Grand Slam singles finalist. He retired in Could 2022, however is starting a tour return in Newport this week.

Max Purcell and American companion William Blumberg additionally scored a first-round doubles win.

Aussies in motion – Newport

Males’s singles, first spherical
[7] Jordan Thompson (AUS) d Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) 6-0 6-1
Rinky Hijikata (AUS) d Abdullah Shelbayh (JOR) 6-3 6-4

Males’s qualifying singles, ultimate spherical
[3] Li Tu (AUS) d [7] Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-3 6-2
[8] Alex Bolt (AUS) d [4] Skander Mansouri (TUN) 6-4 6-1

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Robert Galloway (USA) d [WC] Kevin Anderson (RSA)/Ethan Quinn (USA) 7-5 6-4
Max Purcell (AUS)/William Blumberg (USA) d Aleksandar Vukic (AUS)/Fixed Lestienne (FRA) 6-4 7-5

Males’s singles, first spherical
[6] Max Purcell (AUS) v Gijs Brouwer (NED)
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v [Q] Li Tu (AUS)
James Duckworth (AUS) v Fixed Lestienne (FRA)
[Q] Alex Bolt (AUS)
v John Isner (USA)

Males’s singles, second spherical
[7] Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Liam Broady (GBR)
Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v [2] Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[2] Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Reese Stalder (USA) v Chung Yunseong (KOR)/Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA)
Andrew Harris (AUS)
/Evan King (USA) v Andre Goransson (SWE)/Ben McLachlan (JPN)
Jordan Thompson (AUS)/Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v Luca Sanchez (FRA)/Theo Arribage (FRA)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Robert Galloway (USA) v TBC
Max Purcell (AUS)/William Blumberg (USA) v TBC

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