Kwon Saves 1 M.P. In Adelaide; Fucsovics, Kokkinakis Advance

  • Posted: Jan 11, 2022

Soonwoo Kwon saved one match point on Tuesday to knock out fifth-seeded South African Lloyd Harris 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 21 minutes at the Adelaide International 2.

The South Korean, who led Harris 5-3 in the first set, saved one match point on serve at 4-5, Ad Out, in the second set. Last year’s Nur-Sultan titlist will now face France’s Arthur Rinderknech in the second round.


Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics overcame Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6(4) in one hour and 53 minutes. The eighth seed now challenges French qualifier Corentin Moutet, who saved seven of eight break points to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-2, 6-4 in 88 minutes.

Australian wild card Thanasi Kokkinakis recorded his fourth win in five matches in 2022 to beat Benoit Paire of France 6-4, 6-0 in 70 minutes. The 25-year-old lost just two of his first-service points (25/27) and now plays second-seeded American John Isner.

Italian Gianluca Mager set up a clash against third-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov after a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in one hour and 56 minutes. Last week, Khachanov fell to Gael Monfils in the Adelaide International 1 final.

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