Popyrin enjoys profitable begin in Singapore


Singapore, 23 February 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Alexei Popyrin has powered into the second spherical at an ATP 250 match in Singapore.

The 21-year-old Australian fired 15 aces in a 7-6(5) 7-6(5) opening-round victory in opposition to American qualifier Christopher Eubanks.

It was a steely effort from world No.114 Popyrin, who saved 10 of the 11 break factors he confronted within the one-hour and 46-minute battle.

It continues a robust begin to the season for the Australian, who made the third spherical on the Murray River Open earlier this month and defeated No.13 seed David Goffin in a career-best win on the Australian Open.

This victory in opposition to Eubanks marks the primary tour-level fundamental draw match Popyrin has gained exterior of Australia since October 2019.

Bulgarian wildcard Adrian Andreev awaits within the second spherical, with the 19-year-old upsetting seventh seed Lloyd Harris to advance.

Aussies in motion – Singapore

RESULTS

Males’s singles, first spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) d [Q] Christopher Eubanks (USA) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

COMING UP

Males’s singles, first spherical
James Duckworth (AUS) v Yannick Hanfmann (GER)
Marc Polmans (AUS) v Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
[WC] Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Yuki Bhambri (IND)
[Q] John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v [6] Radu Albot (MDA)

Males’s singles, second spherical
[2] John Millman (AUS) v TBC
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [WC] Adrian Andreev (BUL)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John Millman (AUS)/Yannick Hanfmann (GER) v [3] Luke Bambridge (GBR)/Dominic Inglot (GBR)
Marc Polmans (AUS)/Alexander Bublik (KAZ) v [WC] Jamie Cerretani (USA)/Adil Shamasdin (CAN)
[4] Matthew Ebden (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v Yuki Bhambri (IND)/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)

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