SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, April 2, 2019
Dustin Brown advanced to the third round of the €69,260 Mouratoglou Open, knocking out Dutchman Robin Haase, the No. 2 seed of the ATP Challenger 90 clay-court event in Sophia Antipolis.
The 34-year-old German, who won his opening match against Frenchman Baptiste Crepatte on Monday, sent down five aces, winning 75 per cent of his first service points to prevail 6-4, 6-3 in just under one hour of play. Next up for Brown will be No. 15 seed Kimmer Coppejans from Belgium.
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Earlier on Tuesday on Court Central Pierre Andurand, Alexei Popyrin emerged victorious from the battle of the teenagers with 17-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who claimed his first ATP Challenger match win in the first round.
The 19-year-old Australian capitalized on three of his four break point opportunities to secure a 6-3, 6-2 win in 63 minutes. No. 8 seeded Popyrin will next take on 12th favourite Filippo Baldi of Italy, who benefited from the retirement of Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech, leading 6-2 after the first set.