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Medvedev Beats Kohlschreiber In Sydney Opener

Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev won 33 of his 36 first-service points and struck eight aces to overcome sixth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-3 in 69 minutes on Monday at the Sydney International. He will next face American Jared Donaldson or France’s Gilles Simon, who captured the Tata Open Maharashtra – his 13th ATP World Tour title.

Fifth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino fought hard to beat Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes for a second-round meeting with Lithuanian lucky loser Ricardas Berankis, who beat Australian wild card Alex Bolt 5-7, 7-5, 6-4. Bolt struck 21 aces in the one-hour and 57-minute encounter.

Daniil Medvedev loses just three of his first-service points in beating sixth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber on Monday in Sydney.
John Millman was strong on serve in beating fellow Autralian and 18-year-old qualifier Alexei Popyrin 7-6(4), 6-0 in 80 minutes for a second-round encounter against Luxembourg second seed and defending champion Gilles Muller.

Top Doubles Seeds Advance To QFs; Spanish Team Fall

Top seed Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo defeated new team Florin Mergea and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(6), 6-3 in 89 minutes, while 2015 finalists and second seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau knocked out Paolo Lorenzi and Mischa Zverev 7-6(3), 6-4. Australian wild cards Alex Bolt and Jordan Thompson beat third seeds Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-1, 6-3 in 56 minutes.


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