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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
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.”
Adelaide ATP250, other first-round results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 642.735, most recent results first):
- Karen Khachanov (8) beat Pedro Cachin: 6-2, 6-4
- Daniil Medvedev (3) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 7-6 (6), 2-1 ret.
- Thanasi Kokkinakis (WC) beat Maxime Cressy: 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7)
- Jack Draper beat SoonWoo Kwon (Q): 6-2, 6-1
- Roman Safiullin (Q) beat Mikael Ymer: 6-4, 6-2
- Quentin Halys beat Jordan Thompson (WC): 6-3, 6-4
- Alexei Popyrin beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (2): 6-4, 7-6 (5)
- Yoshihito Nishioka beat Holger Rune (5): 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
- Miomir Kecmanovic beat Christopher O’Connell (WC): 6-4, 6-4
- Mackenzie McDonald beat Daniel Elahi Galan: 6-3 ret.
- Marcos Giron beat Richard Gasquet: 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 7-5
- Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Andrey Rublev : Tuesday
- Andy Murray vs. Sebastian Korda : Tuesday
- Rinky Hijikata vs. Denis Shapovalov : Tuesday
- Jannik Sinner vs. Kyle Edmund : Tuesday