Arthur Fils Beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina In Shanghai | ATP Tour


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Arthur Fils hits 22 winners to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Sunday on the Rolex Shanghai Masters.

Frenchman wins back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 matches for first time

Arthur Fils accelerated to a third-round spot Sunday on the Rolex Shanghai Masters, the place the #NextGenATP Frenchman downed twenty fourth seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 7-5 to underline his credentials as one of many greatest rising abilities on Tour.

The World No. 44 Fils hit 22 winners en path to an 83-minute win on the Qizhong Tennis Heart. He broke Davidovich Fokina’s serve twice in every set to avenge his defeats to the Spaniard earlier this 12 months at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Together with his win, Fils secured back-to-back main-draw victories at an ATP Masters 1000 occasion for the primary time. He arrived in Shanghai with a 1-3 report at that degree, however will now tackle twelfth seed Tommy Paul within the third spherical after confidently shifting previous Pavel Kotov and Davidovich Fokina in China.

Fils is now 16-13 for the season, a tally which incorporates lifting his maiden ATP Tour crown in Could in Lyon. Sunday’s victory can be a lift for the 19-year-old as he appears to be like to safe a debut look on the season-ending Subsequent Gen ATP Finals. He’s at the moment fifth within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Race To Jeddah.

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