HALLE, Germany — Runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (1), 1-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Halle Open on Tuesday, when Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nick also won. Kyrgios.
Tsitsipas, who reached the quarter-finals in Stuttgart last week, had to struggle to defeat No. 52nd Bonzi in 1 hour and 55 minutes to take his record to 36 wins in 2022.
Tsitsipas claims his second title this year and first on grass. The Greek player will then face Kyrgios, the Australian who defeated Daniel Altmaier 6-3, 7-5.
Kyrgios played for the first time since complaining of racist abuse from the crowd in last week’s loss to Murray in the Stuttgart semi-final. Fourth-placed Auger-Aliassime defeated Marcos Giron 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the second round with sixth-placed Pablo Carreno Busta, who defeated Danish teenager Holger Rune on Monday.
Fourth-placed Auger-Aliassime defeated Marcos Girón 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the second round and fought in the second round sixth-placed Pablo Carreno Busta, who defeated Danish teenager Holger Rune on Monday.
Sebastian Korda defeated Christian Garin 6-2, 6-3, but his American Maxim Cressy lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to Hubert Gurkacz, the fifth seed.
In addition, Karen Khachanov with the eighth number beat compatriot from Russia Aslan Karatsev with a score of 6:7 (4), 6:1, 6:2, and the Dutchman Tallon Grikspur, who qualified, fought with a score of 7:6 (10), 6:3 over Alex Molkan. . Roberto Bautista-Agut, seeded seventh, was leading 6-2, 3-0 against Marton Fusovic when the Hungarian withdrew from the match.