Aussies in motion: Millman joined by O’Connell in Doha


John Millman is joined by qualifier Christopher O’Connell in Doha, whereas Astra Sharma qualifies for a WTA occasion in Mexico.

Doha, Qatar, 8 March 2021 | Vivienne Christie

Doha, Qatar

Chris O’Connell will be part of John Millman in the principle draw of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha after progressing by the ultimate spherical of qualifying.

The world No.122 from Sydney defeated Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano 6-3 7-6(7) to earn entry into the ATP 250 event. O’Connell meets Vasek Pospisil within the event’s first spherical.

Millman would be the first Australian in essential draw motion, the world No.41 taking up Nikoloz Basilashvili within the opening spherical tonight.

Millman shall be aiming to edge forward within the pair’s 1-1 head-to-head match document, the Queenslander claiming his most up-to-date match in opposition to the Georgian on the 2020 US Open.

The 31-year-old shall be aiming to enhance on a gradual begin to the 2021 season, Millman the winner of only one match within the 5 he’s contested thus far this 12 months.

The Queenslander may also take to the Doha courts in doubles, teaming with Spaniard David Vega Hernandez.

Outcomes:

Males’s singles, qualifying last spherical
[3] Christopher O’Connell (AUS) d [5] Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 6-3 7-6(7)

Developing:

Males’s singles, first spherical
John Millman (AUS) v Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
Christopher O’Connell (AUS) v Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John Millman (AUS)/David Vega Hernandez (ESP) v [WC] Blaz Rola (SLO)/Mousa Shana Zayed (QAT)

Guadalajara, Mexico

Astra Sharma earned entry into the principle draw of the Guadalajara event in Mexico, after a 6-3 6-2 win over Nice Britain’s Harriet Dart within the last spherical of qualifying.

In a captivating twist, the Australian meets Dart once more within the spherical of the WTA 250 occasion after the Brit gained essential draw entry as a fortunate loser.

The world No.115 Sharma, contested her fourth event, is aiming to document her first essential draw win of the 2021 season.

Sharma can also be teamed with Ellen Perez in doubles, the all-Australian crew seeded No.3 in Guadalajara.

Outcomes:

Girls’s singles, qualifying last spherical
[5] Astra Sharma (AUS) d [8] Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-3 6-2

Developing:

Girls’s singles, essential draw first spherical
Astra Sharma (AUS) v Harriet Dart (GBR)

Girls’s doubles, essential draw first spherical
Astra Sharma (AUS)/Ellen Perez (AUS) v Leylah Fernandez (CAN)/Renata Zarazua (MEX)

Marseille, France

Matt Ebden is set to proceed on a successful path in Marseille, after progressing by the primary spherical of qualifying.

The Australian defeated Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(5) to arrange a gathering with Frenchman Mathias Bourgue.

After beginning the 12 months at world No.317, Ebden returned to the top-300 with a quarterfinal look in Singapore.

Ebden may also compete in the principle draw of the Marseille doubles occasion, teamed with countryman Matt Reid.

Outcomes:

Males’s singles, qualifying first spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS) d [8] Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(5)

Developing:

Males’s singles, qualifying last spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS) v Mathias Bourgue (FRA)

Males’s doubles, essential draw first spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ)/Hugo Nys (MON)

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