Chengdu Open: O’Connell books spot in second round

Christopher O’Connell defeated Alibek Kachmazov 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Thursday night. He’ll face Japanese Taro Daniel in the next round

Christopher O'Connell Tennis – ATP 500 – Dubai Tennis Championships – Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 21, 2022 Australia’s Christopher O’Connell in action during his first round match against Britain’s Andy Murray (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Chengdu Open •Third round • completed
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Australian Christopher O’Connell reached the second round of the Chengdu Open by beating Russian qualifier Alibek Kachmazov 7-6 (3), 6-4 at the Sichuan International Tennis Center on Thursday night.

O’Connell, ranked No 53, will play Japanese Taro Daniel next.

Chengdu ATP250, other first-round results (Sichuan International Tennis Center, hard, USD 1.152.805, most recent results first):

  • Alexander Bublik vs. Marcos Giron
  • Benjamin Lock vs. Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Daniel Elahi Galan vs. Pavel Kotov
  • Max Purcell vs. Jordan Thompson
  • Philip Sekulic vs. Nuno Borges
  • Jie Cui vs. Juan Pablo Varillas: thursday
  • Arthur Rinderknech beat Li Tu (LL): 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)
  • Dusan Lajovic beat Zizou Bergs (WC): 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
  • Corentin Moutet beat Tao Mu (WC): 6-2, 6-2
  • Roman Safiullin beat Brandon Nakashima: 6-4, 6-4
  • Taro Daniel beat Aleksandar Vukic (8): 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

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