Alex de Minaur has won an all-Australian second-round battle against James Duckworth at the Atlanta Open.
Alex de Minaur has made a winning start to his American hard-court swing –but it has come at the expense of compatriot James Duckworth.
Third-seeded De Minaur, who had received an opening-round bye, recorded a 6-4 6-4 victory in the all-Australian second-round clash at the Atlanta Open today.
World No.30 De Minaur took 82 minutes to clinch victory in his first career meeting against world No.62 Duckworth.
It is De Minaur’s 28th match win of the season and moves him into a fifth tour-level quarterfinal for 2022, where he’ll face lucky loser Adrian Mannarino. The world No.78 replaced Nick Kyrgios, who withdrew with a knee injury, in the draw earlier this week.
De Minaur and Mannarino’s head-to-head…