Munar Beats Anderson In Melbourne; Berankis To Face Nadal
Jaume Munar beat former World No. 3 Kevin Anderson for the first time in their third ATP Head2Head meeting on Wednesday at the Melbourne Summer Set. Munar won 6-4, 6-4 in hour and 50 minutes, and next plays Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.
Slovakia’s Alex Molcan, the Belgrade Open finalist (l. to Djokovic) last season, wore down Italian qualifier Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 in two hours and 31 minutes for a second-round meeting against fourth-seeded Belgian David Goffin.
Alexei Popyrin, who earned a career-best 22 match wins in 2021, began his year with a 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Stefano Travaglia of Italy in one hour and 44 minutes. The Australian next challenges Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands.