This is the primary massive surprise within the males’s tennis match. Félix Auger-Aliassime, fifteenth on this planet and seeded quantity 9 within the Olympic match, was knocked out by Max Purcell, one hundred and ninetieth participant on this planet in straight units (6-4, 7-6). The Australian took benefit of Andy Murray’s bundle to hitch the principle match, he who was not alleged to take part in these Games, and afford the good surprise of this primary spherical.
Auger-Aliassime, for his half, suffered an enormous disillusionment, however by no means actually existed within the assembly. 23 unforced errors and specifically 9 double faults, it was an excessive amount of to have the ability to hope for something towards the stressed and spontaneous Australian. Purcell presents himself the very best victory of his profession at 23, and can problem the German Koepfer within the second spherical.
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Seed quantity 3, Stefanos Tsitsipas wanted 1 hour 54 minutes to get rid of veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in three units (6-3, 3-6, 6-3). Trapped within the second set, the Greek supplied the necessities and can face the winner of the duel Kwon-Tiafoe within the second spherical. He additionally turns into the primary Greek to win a singles match within the Olympic match since 1924.
Andrey Rublev didn’t exist towards Kei Nishikori. Bronze medalist in Rio in 2016, the Japanese swept the Russian in 1h17 of play (6-3, 6-4). At dwelling, Nishikori clinched the quantity 5 seed in two brief units, and joined the American Giron within the second spherical.
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