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11 January 2022, 16:38

Gerasimov loses in Adelaide round of Last 32

MINSK, 11 January (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 106 Egor Gerasimov has completed his run at Adelaide, Australia, BelTA has learned.

In the round of Last 32 the Belarusian lost to Italy's world number 62 Gianluca Mager, 6-4, 5-7, 4-6. The match lasted for two hours. The two played each other in the round of Last 16 of the previous tournament in Adelaide and the Belarusian celebrated a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. Gianluca Mager will next play Russia's world number 30 Karen Khachanov. The same as a week ago Egor Gerasimov went through the qualifying to reach the main draw. In the qualifying he solved Argentine's world number 81 Juan Cerundolo, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 and saw off world number 692 Hugo Nys of Monaco, 6-2, 6-3.

In the women's round of Last 32 Belarus' world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka lost to Sweden's world number 93 Rebecca Peterson, 7-5, 1-6, 5-7. In the doubles event Belarus' Lidziya Marozava and Kaitlyn Christian of the United States have advanced to the quarterfinal, seeing off the Belgium-Germany duo KimberleyZimmermann and Julia Lohoff, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-4. Marozava and Christian will face Japanese players Makoto Ninomiya and Eri Hozumi for a spot in the semifinal.

In the men's doubles opener in Sydney Belarus' Andrei Vasilevsky and Ukraine's Denys Molchanov lost to the Polish-Czech tandem Szymon Walkow and Jiri Vesely, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 8-10.

Adelaide International 2 will finish on 15 January. Then, the Belarusian tennis players will travel to Melbourne where the first tournament in the Grand Slam season, Australian Open, will kick off on 17 January.

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