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Aussies bow out in Indian Wells second spherical | 12 March, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

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Alex de Minaur is certainly one of 4 Australian gamers to exit within the second spherical of the ATP Masters 1000 match at Indian Wells.

Indian Wells, USA, 12 March 2023 | Vivienne Christie

A day following Jordan Thompson’s upset victory over No.2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at Indian Wells, his fellow Australians skilled troublesome second-round contests on the ATP Masters 1000 match.

Alex de Minaur, Alexei Popyrin, Rinky Hijikata and Thanasi Kokkinakis every exited on day 4 of the celebrated match, with Australian hopes now sitting with Thompson and Jason Kubler, who every play third-round matches tomorrow.

De Minaur was unable to copy the shape that noticed him declare the seventh and largest title of his profession at Acapulco, Mexico, final weekend, the Australian No.1 falling to Marton Fucsovics within the second spherical

> RELATED: De Minaur topped Acapulco champion

Because the No.16 seed, De Minaur was granted a first-round bye at Indian Wells however was unable to search out his rhythm in opposition to the 84th-ranked Hungarian, who recorded a 6-4 6-2 win in 87 minutes.

Popyrin and Hijikata additionally skilled straight-sets exits as they confronted seeded opponents within the Californian desert.

For Popyrin, a tricky project in opposition to No.9 seed Hubert Hurkacz ended with the Pole claiming a 6-3 6-3 victory. Qualifier Hijikata, making his debut at Indian Wells, was defeated 6-3 6-1 by Argentine Sebastian Baez, the match’s No.30 seed.

Kokkinakis additionally encountered a difficult opponent as he confronted match prime seed Carlos Alcaraz within the second evening match on centre courtroom.

There have been few alternatives for Kokkinakis to realize a gap as Alcaraz – who turned the youngest man in ATP historical past to carry the world No.1 rating late final season – took a 6-3 lead.

Electrifying from the outset, the 19-year-old Spaniard misplaced solely a single level on his serve within the 33-minute first set. And whereas Kokkinakis was extra aggressive as he prolonged the second set to 44 minutes, he was unable to halt the Alcaraz cost.

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Australian consideration will now flip to Thompson’s third-round battle with Chilean qualifier Alejandro Tabilo, with the Sydneysider aiming to take care of the shape that noticed him declare the second top-10 victory of his profession over Tsitsipas on Friday.

Kubler, who progressed when Grigor Dimitrov retired with harm within the third set of their second-round contest, faces No.14 seed Frances Tiafoe.

Aussies in motion – Indian Wells

Males’s singles, second spherical
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) d [16] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-4 6-2
[9] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) d [LL] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-3 6-3
[30] Sebastian Baez (ARG) d [Q] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 6-3 6-1 
[1] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) d [Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-3 6-3

Males’s singles, third spherical
Jason Kubler (AUS) v [14] Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [Q] Alejandro Tabilo (CHI)

VIEW: Full Indian Wells males’s singles draw

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
[6] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Elise Mertens (BEL) v Paula Badosa (ESP)/Elena Rybakina (KAZ)

Girls’s doubles, second spherical
[8] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v TBC

> VIEW: Full Indian Wells girls’s doubles draw

Males’s doubles, second spherical
John Friends (AUS)/Dan Evans (GBR) v Jamie Murray (GBR)/Michael Venus (NZL)
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)/Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

> VIEW: Full Indian Wells males’s doubles draw

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