Alexei Popyrin wins a three-set battle to advance to the second spherical at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo.
Australia’s Alexei Popyrin continues to boost his status as a steely competitor along with his efforts this season.
The 21-year-old confirmed unimaginable grit to report a first-round victory in Monte-Carlo, bouncing again from a gradual begin to defeat Spaniard Pablo Andujar.
Popyrin closed out a 0-6 6-2 7-6(3) victory in opposition to the world No.80, recovering from a 0-3 deficit within the deciding third-set tiebreak to win the ultimate seven factors of the match.
It additionally marked the primary time in Popyrin’s profession he has gained a tour-level match after dropping the opening set with out successful a sport.
Popyrin, a qualifier ranked No.83, is now set to face French wildcard Lucas Pouille within the second spherical. Pouille, presently ranked No.86, is a former Australian Open semifinalist who has been ranked as excessive as No.10.
AUSSIES IN ACTION – Monte-Carlo
Males’s singles, first spherical
[Q] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d Pablo Andujar (ESP) 0-6 6-2 7-6(3)
Males’s doubles, first spherical
Raven Klaasen (RSA)/Ben McLachlan (JPN) d Alex de Minaur (AUS)/John Friends (AUS) 7-6(3) 3-6 [11-9]
Males’s singles, second spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v  Fabio Fognini (ITA)
John Millman (AUS) v  Cristian Garin (CHI)
[Q] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [WC] Lucas Pouille (FRA)
Astra Sharma is thru to the second spherical at a WTA 250 event in Charleston. The 25-year-old Aussie recorded a 6-4 6-2 victory in opposition to China’s Wang Yafan, saving a exceptional 18 of the 19 break factors she confronted within the match.
The successful run of qualifier Storm Sanders has come to an finish nevertheless, overwhelmed by American Claire Liu in three units.
AUSSIES IN ACTION – Charleston
Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Astra Sharma (AUS) d Wang Yafan (CHN) 6-4 6-2
[Q] Claire Liu (USA) d [Q] Storm Sanders (AUS) 7-5 4-6 6-0
Ladies’s singles, second spherical
 Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Clara Tauson (DEN)
Astra Sharma (AUS) v  Madison Brengle (USA)
Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
 Arina Rodionova (AUS)/Rosalie Van Der Hoek (NED) v Jamie Loeb (USA)/Erin Routliffe (NZL)
Astra Sharma (AUS)/Naomi Broady (GBR) v  Misaki Doi(JPN)/Nao Hibino (JPN)
Ladies’s doubles, quarterfinals
 Ellen Perez (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) v Katarzyna Piter (POL)/Wang Yafan (CHN)