ATP roundup: Tommy Paul leads charge into Adelaide quarters

League: Tennis

Posted on: 10 Jan, 2024 at 03:55 PM

Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Paul led a parade of seeded players into the quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Adelaide International in Australia.

Paul, the top seed, used 11 aces and three service breaks to top Alex Bolt of Australia 6-3, 6-2 in 70 minutes. No. 2 Nicolas Jarry of Chile had a tougher match against Italian Matteo Arnaldi in winning 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4.

Other seeded players to win were No. 3 Sebastian Korda, No. 4 Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, No. 7 Czech Jiri Lehecka and No. 8 Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.

Non-seeded players to advance to the quarterfinals were Christopher O'Connell of Australia and Jack Draper of Great Britain.

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Top seed Ben Shelton recorded 10 aces and won 80 percent of points on his first serve to defeat Hungarian Fabian Marozsan 6-3, 6-4 and move to the quarterfinals in Auckland, New Zealand.

Second-seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain eliminated Luca Van Assche of France with a 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1 win to also qualify for the quarters.

Players also moving on include a trio of upset winners in straight sets: France's Alexandre Muller, who took out No. 3 Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina; Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena, who defeated No. 7 Sebastian Ofner of Austria; and Taro Daniel of Japan, a winner over No. 8 Max Purcell of Australia.

--Field Level Media