Top seeds Paire, Shapovalov advance at Winston-Salem Open

Aug Five, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Benoit Paire of France performs a shot towards Richard Gasquet of France (no longer pictured) all through the Rogers Cup tennis match at Stade IGA. Obligatory Credit score: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports activities

(Reuters) – Best seeds Benoit Paire and Denis Shapovalov cruised into the 3rd spherical of the Winston-Salem Open with directly set wins at the North Carolina hardcourt on Tuesday.

Best seeded Paire was once businesslike in his 6-Three 7-Five dismissal of Prajnesh Gunneswaran, crushing his 14 ace on fit level to avenge his loss to the 29-year-old at Indian Wells in March.

Paire’s win units the degree for a 3rd spherical showdown with fellow Frenchman Ugo Humbert, who was once a Three-6 6-Three 6-2 winner over American Bjorn Fratangelo on the ATP 250 match.

2d seed Shapovalov regarded sharp en path to 6-2 6-Four victory over American Tennys Sandgren, who had defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray the night time prior to.

Subsequent up for hard-hitting Canadian Shapovalov is a gathering with Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic within the spherical of 16 on Wednesday.

Lee Duck-hee, who on Monday was the primary deaf participant to win a fit in the primary draw of an ATP match, fell to emerging Polish Hubert Hurkacz Four-6 6-Zero 6-Three.

Russian Andrey Rublev, contemporary off his spectacular win over Roger Federer on the Cincinnati Masters, was once pressured to play two fits on Tuesday because of rain on Monday however gained each and can meet big-serving American Sam Querrey.

Italian Lorenzo Sonego, Serbian Filip Krajinovic, Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez and younger American citizens Frances Tiafoe and Steve Johnson have been amongst those that additionally booked their tickets to the 3rd spherical on Tuesday.

Reporting via Rory Carroll; Modifying via Amlan Chakraborty

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