Swiss qualifier Bellier wins to set up Shapovalov meeting in Stockholm

Antoine Bellier will play No 4 seed Denis Shapovalov in the next round

Antoine Bellier at the ATP Rennes Challenger Antoine Bellier at the ATP Rennes Challenger Image Credit: Laurent Lairys / Panoramic

Switzerland’s Antoine Bellier reached the second round of the Stockholm Open by beating fellow qualifier Alexander Shevchenko, from Russia, 6-4, 6-2 at the Kungliga Tennishallen on Tuesday afternoon.

The win for Bellier, ranked No 192, set up a showdown against fourth seed Denis Shapovalov next.

Bellier had come through the qualifying draw this week, winning two rounds there including a win over Karl Friberg in the final round of qualies.

Stockholm ATP 250, other first-round matches

  • Alex De Minaur (5) beat Benjamin Bonzi: 6-3, 6-1
  • Aslan Karatsev beat Lukas Rosol (Q): 6-3, 6-2
  • Holger Rune (7) beat Thiago Monteiro: 7-5, 6-2
  • Cristian Garin beat Jason Kubler (Q): 6-2, 6-4
  • Maxime Cressy beat Ilya Ivashka: 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
  • Oscar Otte vs. Elias Ymer
  • J.J. Wolf vs. Alex Molcan
  • Leo Borg vs. Tommy Paul
  • Quentin Halys vs. Mikael Ymer
  • Jiri Lehecka vs. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Emil Ruusuvuori vs. João Sousa

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