Italian Open, Grigor Dimitrov, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Roberto Bautista Agut, Tommy Paul, Nadia Podoroska, Serena Williams, Laura Siegemund, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens
Grigor Dimitrov in motion towards Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on the Italian Open. AFP
Sixteenth seed Grigor Dimitrov crashed on the Italian Open within the first spherical on Tuesday when he was crushed in straight units by Spanish qualifier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The world quantity 48 saved two set factors within the second set by dismissing 2014 semi-finalist Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) to win in a single hour and 43 minutes.
Tenth seed Roberto Bautista Agut secured his place within the second spherical with a cushty 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Tommy Paul.
World primary Novak Djokovic, five-time champion in Rome, will meet Taylor Fritz within the second spherical in a while Tuesday.
On the ladies’s aspect, Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska, ranked forty fourth on the planet, secured a second spherical encounter with Serena Williams, enjoying her first occasion for the reason that Australian Open, as she returned from a set to beat Germany’s Laura Siegemund 2-6. , 7-6 (7/3), 6-1.
Madison Keys received the battle for the Individuals when she defeated Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.