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Rolex Paris Masters: No round of 16 for Benjamin Bonzi

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 4, 2020
Benjamin Bonzi tried everything, but had to bow to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The Spaniard, 63rd in the world and from qualifying, got off to a better start in this meeting of the 2nd round of the Masters 1000 at Paris-Bercy. Indeed, after a solid first serve game, he managed to take the service of the Frenchman. But the latter had the resource to return to three games everywhere … before cracking again, opening the way to winning the first set for his opponent. Back to the wall, Benjamin Bonzi started the second round very strongly with the entry break to lead three games to nothing. But it was without counting on the confidence of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who tried a lot and succeeded a lot to immediately return to three games everywhere. If, in the process, the French held his throw-in, he was unable to respond to the accelerations of the Spaniard who chained three games won consecutively to, on his second match point, put an end to the exchanges ( 6-4, 6-4 in 1h19 ‘). Another Frenchman could be on the road for Alejandro Davidovich Fokina since his opponent in the round of 16 will be Richard Gasquet or the number 6 seed of the tournament Diego Schwartzman.

ROLEX PARIS MASTERS (Paris-Bercy, France, Masters 1000, hard indoor, € 3,732,680)
Title holder: Novak Djokovic (SER)

2nd round
Nadal (ESP # 1) – Lopez (ESP)
Thompson (AUS) – Coric (CRO, n ° 15)
Carreno Busta (ESP, n ° 9) beats Struff (ALL): 7-6 (3), 6-2
Okra (SLQ, Q) beats Goffin (BEL, n ° 8): 6-4, 7-6 (6)

A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 4) – Kecmanovic (SER)
Nishioka (JAP) – Mannarino (FRA)
Wawrinka (SUI, n ° 12) – Paul (USA)
Albot (MDA, LL) – Rublev (RUS, n ° 5)

Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 6) – Gasquet (FRA)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP, Q) bat Bonzi (FRA, WC) : 6-4, 6-4
De Minaur (AUS, n ° 16) – Sonego (ITA)
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 3) beats Anderson (AFS): 6-6 retirement

Giron (USA, Q) beats Berrettini (ITA, # 7): 7-6 (3), 6-7 (0), 7-5
Herbert (FRA, WC) – Raonic (CAN, n ° 10)
Cilic (CRO) bat Moutet (FRA, WC) : flat rate
Humbert (FRA) beats Tsitsipas (GRE, # 2): 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3)

1st round
Nadal (ESP n ° 1) – Bye
Lopez (ESP) beats Krajinovic (SER): 7-6 (11), 6-1
Thompson (AUS) beats Delbonis (ARG, Q): 6-2, 6-3
Coric (CRO, n ° 15) beats Fucsovics (HUN, Q): 7-6 (5), 6-1

Carreno Busta (ESP, n ° 9) bat Gaston (FRA, WC) : 6-3, 6-2
Struff (ALL) beats Basilashvili (GEO): 6-4, 6-2
Okra (SLQ, Q) beats Cecchinato (ITA, Q): 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Goffin (BEL, n ° 8) – Bye

A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 4) – Bye
Kecmanovic (SER) beats Millman (AUS): 6-4, 6-2
Nishioka (JAP) beats Andujar (ESP): 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Mannarino (FRA) beats Lajovic (SER): 7-6 (5), 6-3

Wawrinka (SUI, n ° 12) beats Evans (GBR): 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Paul (USA) bat Simon (FRA) : 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Albot (MDA, LL) beats Hurkacz (POL): 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4
Rublev (RUS, n ° 5) – Bye

Schwartzman (ARG, n ° 6) – Bye
Gasquet (FRA) beats Fritz (USA): 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Bonzi (FRA, WC) beats Coria (ARG, LL): 6-2, 6-1
Davidovich Fokina (ESP, Q) beats Khachanov (RUS, # 11): 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

De Minaur (AUS, n ° 16) beats Travaglia (ITA, Q): 6-4, 6-4
Sonego (ITA) beats Bublik (KAZ): 6-1, 6-4
Anderson (AFS) beats Djere (SER, LL): 5-2 retirement
Medvedev (RUS, n ° 3) – Bye

Berrettini (ITA, n ° 7) – Bye
Giron (USA, Q) beats Ramos-Vinolas (ESP): 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Herbert (FRA, WC) beats Sandgren (USA): 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Raonic (CAN, n ° 10) beats Bedene (SLO): 6-3, 6-2

Cilic (CRO) beats Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 14): 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
Moutet (FRA, WC) beats Caruso (ITA, LL): 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
Humbert (FRA) beats Ruud (NOR): 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1)
Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 2) – Bye