Korda Beats Herbert To Advance In Lyon

Norrie, Nishioka and Bedene also move on

Sebastian Korda outlasted rainy skies and a tough Pierre-Hugues Herbert to advance 7-6(5), 6-4 at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon on Monday. In the second round, he awaits the winner of seventh seed Felix Auger-Aliassime and Lorenzo Musetti.

Rain stopped the match at 5-4 in the second set, and Korda returned to the court to capatalise on his first match point, breaking Herbert for the third time. With the win, Korda snapped a four-match losing streak dating back to his quarter-final run at the Miami Open presented by Itau. At World No. 65, the #NextGenATP star is just three spots shy of his career-high FedEx ATP Ranking.

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In other main-draw matches, Cameron Norrie defeated Corentin Moutet to set up a second-round clash with top seed Dominic Thiem. Thiem won their only ATP Head2Head meeting three years ago in Acapulco.

Aljaz Bedene beat Gilles Simon and takes on fourth seed David Goffin next, while Yoshihito Nishioka fought past Ugo Humbert 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The qualifying draw was completed with Kamil Majchrzak, Mikael Ymer, Joao Sousa and Gregoire Barrere snagging main-draw spots.

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