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Sonego retires at Adelaide International 1, Medvedev books spot in second round

Daniil Medvedev benefited from the abandonment of Lorenzo Sonego (7-6 (6), 2-1) on Tuesday and will face Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in the next round

Lorenzo Sonego, Adelaide 2023 Lorenzo Sonego, Adelaide 2023 | © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 3 seed, moved into the second round of the Adelaide International 1 when Italian Lorenzo Sonego retired on Tuesday night at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre.

Medvedev, ranked No 7, led 7-6 (6), 2-1 when Sonego, ranked No 45, pulled out at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Tuesday. Sonego has gone off with a right arm injury.

The Russian will play Serb Miomir Kecmanovic next.

“What a match to start the year,” Medevedev said on court afterwards, the first set being 80 minutes long.

At 4-5, the Russian held serve in a game that went for 14 minutes, and then at 5-6 he came from 0-40 down to stay alive.

“Unfortunate for everybody that it finished early, even if we played one hour forty, but I’m happy to be through… I wish Lorenzo a speedy recovery.”

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