Mixed fortunes for Aussies in Rome


Australia’s Alex de Minaur has misplaced his opening match at an ATP 1000 event in Italy.

Rome, Italy, 11 Might 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Australia’s Ellen Perez and John Friends have each loved successful begins to their doubles campaigns on the Italian Open, however the information isn’t so good for Alex de Minaur.

The world No.23 has been eradicated within the opening spherical of the lads’s singles draw, with Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager scoring a 6-4 6-3 victory.

Mager, a 26-year-old ranked No.90, solely misplaced six factors on his first serve for the match.

De Minaur’s loss leaves John Millman because the final Australian within the males’s singles draw. Millman performs Serbian world No.37 Dusan Lajovic in first-round motion tonight.

Perez and Chinese language associate Zheng Saisai, who reached the ladies’s doubles quarterfinals in Madrid final week, continued their good type. They upset seventh-seeded Chinese language mixture Xu Yifan and Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-1 in 59 minutes.

Friends and New Zealand’s Michael Venus had a more durable battle, overcoming American Austin Krajicek and Austria’s Oliver Marach in two tight tiebreak units.

Aussies in motion – Rome

Males’s singles, first spherical
[WC] Gianluca Mager (ITA) d Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-4 6-3

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) d [7] Xu Yifan (CHN)/Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3 6-1

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John Friends (AUS)/Michael Venus (NZL) d Austin Krajicek (USA)/Oliver Marach (AUT) 7-6(7) 7-6(4)

Girls’s singles, first spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) v Bye
[Q] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Marketa Vondrousova (CZE)

Males’s singles, first spherical
John Millman (AUS) v Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

Girls’s doubles, second spherical
Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) v TBC

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)/Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) v [3] Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Filip Polasek (SVK)

Males’s doubles, second spherical
John Friends (AUS)/Michael Venus (NZL) v TBC


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