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Adelaide International 1: Popyrin maintains form to advance to last eight

Alexei Popyrin won against Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday and will face Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the next round

Alexei Popyrin Aug 6, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Alexei Popyrin (AUS) waits for Steven Diez (CAN) (not pictured) to serve the ball in first round qualifying play at IGA Stadium. (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Australian Alexei Popyrin defeated American Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International 1 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Wednesday.

Popyrin, ranked No 120, will face Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka next.

Ahead of his victory, the Australian won against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the second seed (6-4, 7-6 (5)).

Giron, ranked No 61, edged out Frenchman Richard Gasquet (7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 7-5) in the previous round of the Adelaide 1 tournament.

Adelaide ATP250, other second-round results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 642.735, most recent results first):

  • Jannik Sinner vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Novak Djokovic vs. Quentin Halys
  • Roman Safiullin vs. Denis Shapovalov
  • Daniil Medvedev (3) beat Miomir Kecmanovic: 6-0, 6-3
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Mackenzie McDonald: 6-4, 6-3
  • Karen Khachanov (8) beat Jack Draper: 6-4, 6-2

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