Djere Digs Deep For Adelaide Victory
Fritz, Opelka beaten in first round
The 24-year-old recorded his second victory of the 2020 ATP Tour season after two hours and 22 minutes, improving his ATP Head2Head record against the Sydney native to 2-0. Djere arrived in Adelaide after a second-round loss to Pierre-Hugues Herbert last week at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
After opening his 2020 campaign at the ATP Cup, Pablo Cuevas saved three match points to overcome eighth seed Reilly Opelka 5-7, 7-6(9), 7-6(2). The Uruguayan withstood 36 aces throughout the two-hour, 18-minute clash and will face Aljaz Bedene or Tommy Paul for a place in the quarter-finals.