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Bautista Agut defeats Thiem to reach second qualifying round


Former Top 10 star Roberto Bautista Agut reached the second round of qualifying at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters on Saturday when he defeated 2018 quarter-finalist Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-2.

The Spaniard has made nine main draw appearances in the Principality, reaching the third round four times.

Frenchmen Arthur Rindkernech and Corentin Moutet both advanced. Rinderknech defeated Monegasque Hugo Nys 6-3, 6-1, while Moutet downed #NextGenATP American Alex Michelsen 6-1, 6-3.

Luca Nardi overcame Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, while Alexandre Muller defeated 2019 finalist Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-3. Argentine Federico Coria moved past Alexander Shevchenko 6-2, 6-4, with Indian Sumit Nagal downing Italian Flavio Cobolli 6-2, 6-3.

Top seed Yannick Hanfmann defeated French lefty Hugo Gaston 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, while Facundo Diaz Acosta beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4.

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