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Another seed, Carreño Busta, falls as Bonzi makes third round

Benjamin Bonzi overhauled Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Thursday and will face the winner of the match between Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 22 seed, in the next round

Benjamin Bonzi Benjamin Bonzi in Metz 2022 (Mao/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi came back against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, the No 14 seed, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-6 (4) to reach the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

“At the beginning, I was pretty bad in my mind” Bonzi set after the match. “I think the two first sets, I was close and very far at the same time. I didn’t play very well.”

“I had some occasion to break again, to come back in the first. And it was not perfect, but at the beginning of the serve I decided to play my chance like full chance, really go for it. The match started at this point, so it’s crazy.”

Bonzi, ranked No 48, will play the winner of the match between Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 22 seed, next. Ahead of his victory, the Frenchman edged out Italian qualifier Mattia Bellucci (4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4).

Carreno Busta, ranked No 15, won against Argentinian Pedro Cachin (7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (3)) in the previous round.

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis: thursday in Melbourne
  • Enzo Couacaud vs. Novak Djokovic: thursday: thursday in Melbourne
  • Adrian Mannarino vs. Alex De Minaur: thursday in Melbourne
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (24) beat Brandon Holt (Q): 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Holger Rune (9) beat Maxime Cressy: 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
  • Grigor Dimitrov (27) beat Laslo Djere: 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
  • Michael Mmoh (LL) beat Alexander Zverev (12): 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Alexei Popyrin (WC) beat Taylor Fritz (8): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2
  • Ugo Humbert beat Denis Kudla (LL): 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4
  • J.J. Wolf beat Diego Schwartzman (23): 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • Ben Shelton beat Nicolas Jarry (Q): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Casper Ruud (2): 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2
  • Andrey Rublev (5) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Tommy Paul beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (30): 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4
  • Daniel Evans (25) beat Jeremy Chardy: 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Cameron Norrie (11) beat Constant Lestienne: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Christopher Eubanks (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Botic Van De Zandschulp (32): 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • Sebastian Korda (29) beat Yosuke Watanuki (Q): 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Rinky Hijikata (WC): 6-3, 6-0, 6-2
  • Hubert Hurkacz (10) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 3-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Denis Shapovalov (20) beat Taro Daniel: 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Francisco Cerundolo (28) beat Corentin Moutet: 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (31) beat Dalibor Svrcina (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev (7) beat John Millman (WC): 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
  • Marton Fucsovics beat Lloyd Harris: 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Jason Kubler (WC): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (16) beat Juncheng Shang (Q): 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Rafael Nadal (1): 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) beat Alex Molcan: 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
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