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João Sousa through to second round

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Portugal’s best tennis player goes through to the second round of the Estoril Open to face Pedro Sousa. It was the first time that the World’s Nº67 won a game at the Estoril Open by beating Russian Medvedev 7-6 and 7-5.

In the previous three years that Sousa participated in the event he was eliminated in the first round.

He will now play Pedro Sousa who beat ex-Top 10 player Gilles Simon on Monday and went through to the second round.

The results of the Cascais tournament being fought out at Estoril Tennis Club are:

Mens Singles, Round 1:

Roberto Carballes Baena, Spain – Bryan Fratangelo, USA, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3)

Ricardo Ojeda Lara, Spain (Q) – Frederico Ferreira Silva, Port (WC), 6-4,7-5

Simone Bolelli, Italy (Q) – João Domingos, Port (Q), 6-3,6-2

Nicolas Kicker, Arg – Tim Smyczek, USA (Q), 6-2,6-2

João Sousa, Port – Daniil Medvedev, Rus (8), 7-6 (7-1), 7-5

Federico Delbonis, Arg – Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain (5), 6-2,6-4

Cameron Norrie, GB – Robin Haase, Hol (5), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Mens Doubles, Round 1:

Alex de Minaur/Lleyton Hewitt, Aus (WC) – Raven Klaasen/Michael Venus, Afs/Nzl (2), 6-4,6-4


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