Queen’s: Hijikata into second round as Tiafoe retires injured

Rinky Hijikata is through after Frances Tiafoe retired (7-5, 4-6, 1-0). He’ll face the winner of the match between Matteo Arnaldi and Humbert in the next round

Hijikata, Queens, 2024 Hijikata, Queens, 2024 © Action Plus / Panoramic
Cinch Championships •Third round • completed
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Australian qualifier Rinky Hijikata reached the second round of the cinch Championships when American Frances Tiafoe retired at Queen’s Club in London.

Hijikata, ranked No 98, led 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 when Tiafoe, ranked No 28, pulled out on Monday at Queen’s Club in London.

The Australian will face the winner of the match between Italian Matteo Arnaldi and Frenchman Ugo Humbert, the No 8 seed, next.

London ATP 500, other first-round results (Queen’s Club, grass, EUR 2.255.655, most recent results first):

  • Ben Shelton vs. Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard
  • Mariano Navone vs. Jack Draper
  • Daniel Evans vs. Brandon Nakashima
  • Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs. Billy Harris
  • Andy Murray vs. Alexei Popyrin
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Karen Khachanov
  • Sebastian Baez vs. Tommy Paul
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Francisco Cerundolo
  • Lorenzo Musetti vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Taro Daniel vs. Taylor Fritz
  • Matteo Arnaldi vs. Ugo Humbert
  • Alejandro Tabilo vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Milos Raonic vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Holger Rune vs. Jordan Thompson: monday
  • Grigor Dimitrov (3) beat Adrian Mannarino: 6-1, 6-2

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