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.

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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.

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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.

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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.