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ATP roundup: Alex de Minaur advances at Eastbourne

Mar 28, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Alex de Minaur (AUS) serves against Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)(not pictured) in a third round men's singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 seed Alex de Minaur began defense of his Rothesay International title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Cristian Garin in a first-round match on Monday in Eastbourne, England.

The 23-year-old Australian broke Garin four times en route to dispatching the Chilean in 83 minutes.

Other seeded players were not as fortunate, however. Maxime Cressy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over fifth-seeded Reilly Opelka, and Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik rallied to a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-0 victory over seventh-seeded Frances Tiafoe.

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No. 5 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain posted a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory of Taro Daniel of Japan in a first-round match in Spain.

Also on Monday, Ilya Ivashka of Belarus cruised to a 6-4, 6-1 win over Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland to set up a second-round meeting against second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.

Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi advanced to set up a match versus third-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada after Chilean qualifier Alejandro Tabilo retired while trailing 6-3, 4-2.

–Field Level Media