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Dubai Open: Medvedev begins quest for three in a row, into second round

Daniil Medvedev beat Matteo Arnaldi 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. He’ll play Kazakh Alexander Bublik in the next round

Daniil Medvedev in Dubai Daniil Medvedev in Dubai (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships •Third round • completed
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Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No 3 seed, advanced to the second round of the Dubai Open by winning against Italian lucky loser Matteo Arnaldi 6-4, 6-2 at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre on Tuesday.

Medvedev, ranked No 7, will play Kazakh Alexander Bublik next.

The Russian has won back-to-back titles, in Rotterdam and then Qatar, and will be seeking to add a third to his tally this week.

This victory was his tenth win in a row.

Dubai ATP500, other first-round results (Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.855.495, most recent results first):

  • Alexander Shevchenko vs. Hubert Hurkacz
  • Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Machac
  • Alexander Bublik beat Alexandar Lazarov (Q): 6-1, 1-0 ret.
  • Mikael Ymer beat Francesco Passaro (LL): 6-2, 6-3
  • Borna Coric (8) beat Daniel Evans: 2-2 ret.
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Karen Khachanov (6): 7-5, 6-2
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (4) beat Maxime Cressy: 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3
  • Christopher O’Connell (Q) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 7-5, 6-4
  • Alexander Zverev (7) beat Jiri Lehecka: 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Andrey Rublev (2) beat Filip Krajinovic: 7-5, 6-2
  • Pavel Kotov (Q) beat Alexei Popyrin (WC): 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3)
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Malek Jaziri (WC): 6-2, 6-0
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Constant Lestienne: 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
  • Lorenzo Sonego beat Marc-Andrea Huesler: 7-5, 6-3
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis (WC) beat Quentin Halys (LL): 6-4, 7-6 (9)
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