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Wild card Kokkinakis makes Adelaide quarter-finals at expense of top seed Rublev

Thanasi Kokkinakis won against Andrey Rublev 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday and will face Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, the No 6 seed, in the next round

Andrey Rublev ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Andrey Rublev reacts on a point during the Adelaide International tennis match between Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and Andrey Rublev at Memorial Drive on January 03, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Icon SMI/Panoramic)

Australian wild card Thanasi Kokkinakis won against Russian Andrey Rublev, the top seed, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to move into the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International 2 at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre on Wednesday.

Kokkinakis, ranked No 110, will face Serb Miomir Kecmanovic, the No 6 seed, next.

In the previous round of the Adelaide 2 tournament, the Australian edged out wildcard Alexei Popyrin (6-0, 6-7 (5), 7-5).

Adelaide ATP250, other second-round results (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, hard, USD 713.495, most recent results first):

  • Miomir Kecmanovic beat Jason Kubler (WC): 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-4
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (4) beat Robin Haase (LL): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
  • SoonWoo Kwon (LL) beat Pablo Carreno Busta (2): 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Mikael Ymer (Q) beat Mackenzie McDonald: 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
  • Karen Khachanov (3) beat Marc-Andrea Huesler: 6-4, 6-4
  • Jack Draper beat Tommy Paul (8): 6-4, 6-4
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (7) beat John Millman (Q): 6-3, 6-3
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