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27 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Ivashka advances to third round

Tokyo Olympics: Ivashka advances to third round

TOKYO, 27 July (BelTA) – Belarus’ world number 66 Ilya Ivashka has reached the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tennis Event third round defeating Kazakhstan’s world number 127 Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, BelTA has learned.

The match lasted for two hours and 25 minutes. The Belarusian will next face either Japan’s world number 69 Kei Nishikori or world number 65 Marcos Giron of the United States. In the opener the Belarusian beat world’s number 18 Gael Monfils of France, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Belarus’ world number 79 Egor Gerasimov lost 4-6, 6-7 (4-7) to Italy’s world number 31 Fabio Fognini in the 2020 Olympic Games Tennis Event men’s singles round two. In the opener the Belarusian defeated France’s world number 102 Gilles Simon. Ilya Ivashka and Egor Gerasimov lost the doubles opener to Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus 3-6, 6-7 (6-8).

Belarus’ world number 3 Aryna Sabalenka lost to Croatia’s world number 47 Donna Vekic 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7) in the second round of women's Olympics singles in Tokyo. The Belarusian cruised past Poland’s world number 45, 6-2, 6-1, in the opener.

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