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Fognini makes second round in Rio, Alcaraz next

Fabio Fognini won against Tomas Barrios Vera 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday night. He’ll play the winner of the match between Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the top seed, and wildcard Mateus De Carvalho Cardoso Alves in the next round

Fabio Fognini at Roland-Garros, 2022 Fabio Fognini at Roland-Garros, 2022
Rio Open presented by Claro •Third round • completed
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Italian Fabio Fognini, a runner-up in Rio in 2015, defeated Chilean qualifier Tomas Barrios Vera 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Rio Open at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night.

Fognini, ranked No 86, will play Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz next.

The pair met last year in the semi-final at Rio, with Alcaraz coming away with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Rio de Janeiro ATP500, other first-round results (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):

  • Thomaz Bellucci vs. Sebastian Baez
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Mateus De Carvalho Cardoso Alves: wednesday
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Tomas Martin Etcheverry: wednesday
  • Dusan Lajovic beat Diego Schwartzman (5): 6-1, 6-4
  • Jaume Munar vs. Bernabe Zapata Miralles: wednesday
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Juan Manuel Cerundolo (LL): 7-5, 6-1
  • Francisco Cerundolo (4) beat Roberto Carballes Baena: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniel Elahi Galan beat Pedro Cachin: 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Juan Pablo Varillas beat Hugo Gaston (Q): 7-5, 6-4
  • Nicolas Jarry (Q) beat Lorenzo Musetti (3): 6-4, 6-1
  • Laslo Djere beat Facundo Bagnis (Q): 6-2, 3-2 ret.
  • Thiago Monteiro beat Dominic Thiem: 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2)
  • Hugo Dellien beat João Sousa: 6-0, 6-2
  • Alex Molcan (9) beat Joao Fonseca (WC): 6-0, 6-3
  • Pedro Martinez beat Cristian Garin: 7-6, 6-4
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