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ATP Tour – Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 final results

A number of the players who starred for their countries in Davis Cup in Europe last weekend have made their way to China – likely tired, and also jet-lagged to the max.

They include Andy Murray, Cristian Garin and Matteo Arnaldi in Zhuhai, along with Emil Ruusuvuori and Dusan Lajovic in Chengdu.

Murray drew a Chinese wild card ranked No. 668, who was making his ATP level career debut. He, and most of them, made it through while Ruusuovuori withdrew, and Arnaldi lost a marathon.

(Chengdu and Zhuhai are both 12 hours ahead of EDT)

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Zhuhai Championships
Location: Zhuhai, China
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 20 – 26, 2023
Prize money: $1,057,295
Draws: S28 – D16

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

[5] Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) def. [Q] Luke Saville (AUS) 64 64
[6] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)
def. Juncheng Shang (CHN) 64 67 (3) 63
[7] Andy Murray (GBR) def. [WC] Ye Cong Mo (CHN) 75 63

[Q] Alex Bolt (AUS) def Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 63 42 retd
Kimmer Coppejans (BEL) def. Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) 76 (4) 61
Cristian Garin (CHI) def [WC] Yi Zhou (CHN) 46 64 62
Aslan Karatsev (RUS) def. Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) 67 (5) 76 (5) 62
Alexandre Muller (FRA) def Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 63 62
[Q] Marc Polmans (AUS) def. [Q] Dane Sweeny (AUS) 63 61

Doubles, first round 

[3] Nathaniel Lammons / Nathaniel Lammons (USA) def. Toshihide Matsui / Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 75 64

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Chengdu Open
Location: Chengdu, China
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 20 – 26, 2023
Prize money: $1,261,555
Draws: S28 – D16

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round

Marcos Giron (USA) def [5] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 76 (6) 63
Jordan Thompson (AUS) def [6] Max Purcell (AUS) 62 76 (8)

[7] Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) def. [Q] Benjamin Lock (ZIM) 62 63

[Q] Pavel Kotov (RUS) def Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) 75 75
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) def. [WC] Zizou Bergs (BEL) 64 16 63
Christopher O’Connell (AUS) def. [Q] Alibek Kachmazov (RUS) 76 (3) 64
Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) def. Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN) [LL] Li Tu (CHN) 76 (5) 76 (6)
[Q] Philip Sekulic (AUS) def Nuno Borges (POR) 75 57 63
Juan Pablo Varillas (PER)
def. [WC] Jie Cui (CHN) 61 63

Doubles, first round

[1] Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul (FRA) def. Robin Haase / Bart Stevens (NED) 64 46 [12-10]

John Peers (AUS) / Roman Safiullin (RUS) def [WC] Jie Cui / Aoran Wang (CHN) 60 46 [10-7]

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