Dominic Thiem beats Dusan Lajovic to advance at Rio Open

The second seed Dominic Thiem will next meet Pablo Andujar of Spain in the ATP 500 clay court event on Thursday.

Published: 22nd February 2018 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2018 02:42 AM   |  A+A-

ATP world number six Dominic Thiem | AP


RIO DE JANEIRO: Austria's defending champion Dominic Thiem progressed to the next round of the Rio Open tennis tournament by defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 7-5 here on Wednesday.

The second seed and world No.6 will next meet Pablo Andujar of Spain in the ATP 500 clay court event on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

France's Gael Monfils also advanced with an entertaining 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 win over Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.

Monfils will meet last month's Australian Open runner up Marin Cilic of Croatia in the round of 16 at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.

Spanish third seed Pablo Carreno Busta was another winner on the second day of the tournament, breezing past Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-1.


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