Tommy Paul made two quarter-finals in Adelaide final yr. Will the American advance even additional this week?
The World No. 35 received his first match of the season Tuesday, when he defeated Australian fortunate loser Christopher O’Connell 6-4, 7-5 to succeed in the second spherical of the Adelaide Worldwide 2.
“First match of the season is all the time just a little powerful and everybody has nerves going into the primary match, so I used to be glad to exit and play the way in which that I did,” Paul mentioned. “I didn’t actually do an excessive amount of incorrect and I served properly.”
Paul confronted only one break level, which he saved, and received 81 per cent of his service factors within the match.
“I used to be down in Floirida practising a bunch,” Paul mentioned. “I used to be on courtroom with Reilly [Opelka] just a little bit, so hopefully he rubbed off on me just a little bit and I can hold that going this week.”
The eighth seed will subsequent face Briton Jack Draper, who superior on Monday over Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
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