Fifth-seeded Lorenzo Sonego overcame a one-set deficit to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Frenchman Hugo Gaston on Monday in a Round of 32 match in the Sydney Classic in Australia.
While Sonego needed 2 hours and 42 minutes to advance, fellow Italian Fabio Fognini had a much easier time of it in his match. The seventh-seeded Fognini fired seven aces and made 81 percent of his first serve points in a 6-3, 7-5 win over lucky loser Daniel Altmaier of Germany, who replaced Nick Kyrgios after the Australian pulled out due to testing positive for COVID-19.
Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium recorded a 6-4, 6-4 win over Facundo Bagnis of Argentina, while Australian wild card Jordan Thompson secured a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Marcos Giron.
Australian wild card Aleksandar Vukic and Tommy Paul upended seeded foes in their respective Round of 32 matches in Adelaide.
Vukic recorded eight aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Russian-born Kazakhstani Alexander Bublik, the sixth seed. Meanwhile, Paul cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American countryman Frances Tiafoe, seeded seventh.
Spaniard Jaume Munar had six aces in a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win over Australian John Millman, while Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech secured a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over American Mackenzie McDonald.
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