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Queen’s: Berrettini extends unbeaten run on grass with opening round win

Matteo Berrettini beat Dan Evans in straight sets to win his fifth match in a row and advance to the second round of the Queens Club event

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Second seed Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, moved into the second round of the Cinch Championships ATP event by defeating Dan Evans in straight sets at Queen’s Club in London on Tuesday afternoon.

Berrettini, ranked No 10, needed one hour and 36 minutes for the 6-3, 6-3 win in which he hit an incredible 21 aces, and saved all seven break points against his serve.

The Italian, who won this title last year and reached the 2021 Wimbledon final, won the Stuttgart title on Sunday, which was his first tournament in three months, and has now won five matches in a row. He will face the winner of the match between American lucky loser Denis Kudla and Italian Lorenzo Sonego next.

London ATP 500, first-round results (Queen’s Club, grass, EUR 2.275.275)

  • Filip Krajinovic beat Jenson Brooksby: 6-4, 6-3
  • Francisco Cerundolo beat Pedro Martinez Portero: 6-3, 6-2
  • Ryan Peniston (WC) beat Casper Ruud (1): 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Paul Jubb (Q): 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1
  • Emil Ruusuvuori (Q) beat Quentin Halys (Q): 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4
  • Sam Querrey (Q) beat Diego Schwartzman (5): 6-1, 6-4
  • Marin Čilić (7) beat Liam Broady (WC): 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
  • Alexander Bublik beat Lorenzo Musetti: 6-3, 0-0 ret.
  • Grigor Dimitrov beat Cameron Norrie (3): 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4
  • Jack Draper (WC) beat Taylor Harry Fritz (4): 6-3, 6-2
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Albert Ramos Vinolas: 7-5, 6-4
  • Alex De Minaur beat Reilly Opelka (8): 6-4, 6-4
  • Frances Tiafoe vs. Stan Wawrinka
  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Tommy Paul
  • Denis Kudla vs. Lorenzo Sonego
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