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South Australian Alex Bolt has defeated two top-100 gamers to this point this week at an ATP 250 match in Adelaide.

Adelaide, Australia, 9 January 2024 | Leigh Rogers

South Australian Alex Bolt is placing on a present at this week’s Adelaide Worldwide, powering into the second spherical as a qualifier.

The 31-year-old has scored three wins and is but to drop a service recreation at this hometown match. His stellar run consists of two top-100 upsets, recording his newest at present towards world No.78 Thiago Seyboth Wild.

Bolt defeated the Brazilian 6-3 6-2 in opening-round motion at The Drive.

It marks the primary time that the world No.325 has posted two top-100 victories at a single match.

In the meantime, Jordan Thompson continued his spectacular begin to the season, scoring a 6-2 6-2 victory towards Argentine qualifier Facundo Diaz Acosta.

The 29-year-old from Sydney, who superior to the Brisbane Worldwide semifinals final week, misplaced solely 9 factors on serve within the 84-minute encounter.

“I couldn’t ask for way more,” Thompson stated after establishing a second-round conflict with world No.25 Lorenzo Musetti.

“Nice wins final week in singles and doubles and to start out the Adelaide match like that is very pleasing.”

Chris O’Connell additionally secured his spot within the second spherical with a 6-4 6-4 win towards French qualifier Arthur Rinderknech.

“It’s all the time powerful getting that first win of the yr. Fairly blissful I received by means of this one,” the world No.71 stated.

In girls’s singles motion, Aussie wildcard Taylah Preston prolonged former world No.4 Caroline Garcia to a few units within the opening spherical.

The Frenchwoman finally closed out a 6-4 1-6 6-3 victory towards the 18-year-old from Perth, who was making her main-draw debut at WTA 500 degree.

Aussies in motion – Adelaide

Males’s singles, first spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS) d [Q] Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) 6-2 6-2
[Q] Alex Bolt (AUS) d [LL] Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 6-3 6-2
[WC] Chris O’Connell (AUS) d [Q] Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) 6-4 6-4
[7] Jiri Lehecka (CZE) d [Q] Adam Walton (AUS) 6-1 6-3
[8] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) d [LL] James McCabe (AUS) 6-2 6-3
Dan Evans (GBR) d [WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 6-3 6-4

Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d [WC] Taylah Preston (AUS) 6-4 1-6 6-3

Males’s doubles, first spherical
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) d Ariel Behar (URU)/Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 4-6 6-4 [10-8]
Marcelo Melo (BRA)/Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d [WC] Blake Ellis (AUS)/Calum Puttergill (AUS) 7-5 6-4

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d [4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) 6-4 6-4
[Alt] Angelica Moratelli (ITA)/Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR) d [WC] Elena Micic (AUS)/Tina Smith (AUS) 3-6 7-6(4) [10-8]

Males’s singles, second spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [4] Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
[Q] Alex Bolt (AUS)
v [1] Tommy Paul (USA)
[WC] Chris O’Connell (AUS)
v Alexander Shevchenko

> VIEW: Adelaide Worldwide 2024 males’s singles draw

Males’s doubles, second spherical
[2] Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Andre Goransson (SWE)/Albano Olivetti (FRA)
Andrew Harris (AUS)/Harri Heliovaara (FIN) v [1] Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Austin Krajicek (USA)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) v [3] Rajeev Ram (USA)/Joe Salisbury (GBR)

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