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Alex de Minaur has scored a hard-fought win in opposition to Brit Andy Murray in a close to three-hour battle in Beijing.

Beijing, China, 29 September 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Beijing, China

Alex de Minaur needed to dig deep at an ATP 500 match in Beijing to maintain his unbeaten document in opposition to former world No.1 Andy Murray in tact.

The 24-year-old Australian recovered from a 2-5 deficit within the closing set, earlier than ultimately prevailing 6-3 5-7 7-6(6) in a two-hour and 53-minute tussle.

“I believe, to be sincere, we each didn’t convey out greatest stage as we speak,” De Minaur mentioned.

“It was a scrap fest and was not fairly, however I’m glad I used to be in a position to get my first win in a very long time when I’ve saved some match factors.”

De Minaur saved two match factors on his serve within the eighth sport of the deciding set, then one other a 5-6 within the tiebreak.

“I stored my head screwed on and I informed myself to maintain making an attempt and to maintain backing myself and ultimately I used to be going to seek out my stage,” De Minaur mentioned.

“I’m very glad to show that match round.”

With this victory, De Minaur joins unique firm as solely the fourth participant to attain 5 consecutive wins in opposition to Murray.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the one different gamers to attain this feat.

World No.12 De Minaur faces one other huge check within the second spherical on the China Open, the place he’ll face both American Tommy Paul or second seed Daniil Medvedev.


Males’s singles, first spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS) d Andy Murray (GBR) 6-3 5-7 7-6(6)

Males’s singles, second spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS) v TBC

Ladies’s qualifying singles, first spherical
Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v [4] Mirra Andreeva

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Jannik Sinner (ITA) v Marcel Granollers (ESP)/Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

Tokyo, Japan

Ellen Perez and American associate Nicole Melichar-Martinez have superior to the doubles semifinals at a WTA 500 match in Tokyo.

The fourth seeds acquired a walkover from Russian duo Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anna Kalinskaya within the quarterfinals.

This propels 27-year-old Perez into her ninth WTA-level semifinal of the season.


Ladies’s doubles, quarterfinals
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d Ekaterina Alexandrova/Anna Kalinskaya walkover

Ladies’s doubles, semifinals
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR)/Ingrid Neel (EST)

Astana, Kazakhstan

John Friends has made a profitable begin at an ATP 250 match in Astana.

The 35-year-old teamed with Croatia’s Mate Pavic to publish a 6-3 7-6(2) opening-round doubles victory in opposition to Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics and Czech Jiri Lehecka.

That is the primary time that Friends has partnered Pavic, a former world No.1 and six-time Grand Slam doubles champion.


Males’s doubles, first spherical
[4] John Friends (AUS)/Mate Pavic (CRO) d Marton Fucsovics (HUN)/Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 6-3 7-6(2)

Males’s singles, first spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [5] Sebastian Korda (USA)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[4] John Friends (AUS)/Mate Pavic (CRO) v TBC

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