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ATP Tour – Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 final results

After a successful weekend in Vancouver for Laver Cup, Félix Auger-Aliassime got back to the ATP Tour – across the Pacific.

And he got a pretty tough welcome, as he faced No. 3 seed Holger Rune.

If Auger-Aliassime’s tennis is in a rough patch – so is Rune’s physical state in a similar patch. But Rune is through in straight sets.

Also in action in Beijing: debutant Carlos Alcaraz, No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 6 Jannik Sinner in what is an absolutely stacked 500 event.

(Beijing is 12 hours ahead of EDT; Astana is 10 hours ahead)

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China Open
Location: Beijing, China
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2023
Prize money: $3,798,915
Draws: S32 – D16

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
Final results

Singles, first round 

[3] Holger Rune (DEN) def. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 64 64

Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def [4] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 64 64

[1] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) def. [Q] Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 64 63
[2] Daniil Medvedev (RUS) def. Tommy Paul (USA) 62 61
[5] Andrey Rublev (RUS) def. Cameron Norrie (GBR) 46 61 64
[6] Jannik Sinner (ITA) def. Daniel Evans (GBR) 64 67 (2) 63
[7] Casper Ruud (NOR)
def. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 76 (5) 63
[8] Alexander Zverev (GER) def. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 67 (2) 61 64

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) def. [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 26 76 (4) 61
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) def Karen Khachanov (RUS) 63 16 62
[SE] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) def. [WC] Juncheng Shang (CHN) 57 75 61

Doubles, first round

[2] Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Neal Skupski (GBR) def. [WC] Fajing Sun / Yi Zhou (CHN) 61 64

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Astana Open
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2023
Prize money: $1,093,360
Draws: S28 – D16

Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
Final results

Singles, second round

[Q] Jurij Rodionov (AUT) def. [2] Sebastian Baez (ARG) 62 64

[4] Jiri Lehecka (CZE) def. [Q] Egor Gerasimov (BLR) 62 76 (3)
[6] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) def [Q] Alibek Kachmazov (RUS) 62 57 63

[WC] Hamad Medjedovic (SRB) def [WC] Alexander Shevchenko (RUS) 64 64

Singles, first round

[5] Sebastian Korda (USA) def. Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 76 (5) 67 (4) 64

Sebastian Ofner (AUT) def Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 26 62 63

Doubles, first round

Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) def [3] Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 76 (12) 46 [10-7]

Robin Haase / Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) def [WC] Egor Gerasimov (BLR) / Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 63 62

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