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Successful start in Adelaide for Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov beat Rinky Hijikata 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday night and will play Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin in the next round

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Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the No 7 seed, advanced to the second round of the Adelaide International 1 by winning against Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre.

Shapovalov, ranked No 18, will now play against qualifier Roman Safiullin.

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

  • Andy Murray vs. Sebastian Korda
  • Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Andrey Rublev: tuesday
  • Jannik Sinner (6) beat Kyle Edmund: 6-3, 6-2
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Constant Lestienne: 6-3, 6-2
  • 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 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

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