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23

Jun

2019

Sonego Records First Grass-Court Win In Antalya

Lorenzo Sonego recorded the first upset of the Turkish Airlines Open Antalya on Sunday by taking out eighth seed Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 7-6(11).

The Italian erased three set points in the tie-break at 6/7, 8/9 and 10/11 before scoring his first ATP Tour main draw win on grass. Next up for Sonego is Indian Prajesh Gunneswaran or Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.

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Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic didn’t drop serve in his 6-4, 6-3 victory over Spaniard Jaume Munar. He'll play sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert or Argentine Federico Delbonis for a place in the quarter-finals.

The four qualifying spots were also filled on Sunday. Viktor Troicki, Steve Darcis, Kevin Krawietz and JC Aragone all earned main draw berths with final-round qualifying wins.

Defending champion and fifth seed Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia will be action in Monday, as will seventh-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi. Top seeds and Roland Garros doubles champions Krawietz and Andreas Mies will also start their week.