Japan Open: Paul avoids upset with comeback win over Altmaier

Tommy Paul won against Daniel Altmaier 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday and will play American Mackenzie McDonald in the next round

Tommy Paul, Tokyo Open 2023 © Zuma / Panoramic
Kinoshita Group Japan Open Tennis Championships •Third round • completed
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Tommy Paul, the No 5 seed, won against German Daniel Altmaier 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to move into the second round of the Japan Open at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo on Monday afternoon.

The win sees Paul keep his hopes alive of playing at the ATP Finals in Turin next month, with the American currently sitting in 12th spot in the Race on 2,595 points.

Paul, ranked No 12, will play American Mackenzie McDonald next.

Tokyo ATP500, other first-round results (Ariake Colosseum, hard, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):

  • Zhizhen Zhang vs. Hubert Hurkacz
  • Aslan Karatsev vs. Frances Tiafoe
  • Yosuke Watanuki vs. Casper Ruud
  • Shintaro Mochizuki vs. Tomas Martin Etcheverry
  • Ben Shelton vs. Taro Daniel
  • Francisco Cerundolo vs. Diego Schwartzman
  • Alexei Popyrin vs. Karen Khachanov
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Alex De Minaur vs. Jack Draper
  • Sho Shimabukuro vs. Cristian Garin
  • Marcos Giron (Q) beat Yoshihito Nishioka: 7-6 (14), 4-6, 6-1
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (8) beat Aleksandar Vukic: 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 6-2
  • Jordan Thompson beat Alexander Zverev (3): 6-3, 6-4
  • Sebastian Ofner beat Christopher O’Connell: 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-5
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Max Purcell: 7-5, 6-4

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