#NextGenATP Popryrin Leads Aussie Assault In Wimbledon Qualifying
Popyrin, currently in 11th place in the ATP Race To Milan, is trying to make a move to better his chances of qualifying for November’s Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. Earlier this year, the 19-year-old advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, where he lost to eventual semi-finalist Lucas Pouille in five sets.
Popyrin wasn’t the only Aussie to make it through; all eight Aussie men in action Monday moved into the second round. Alex Bolt, who also reached the third round in Melbourne, outlasted #NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner 2-6, 7-5, 12-10 in two hours and 36 minutes. That was the longest third set, by games, of the day.
German Dustin Brown, who advanced to the MercedesCup quarter-finals with a win against reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev, beat China’s Zhe Li 7-6(2), 6-3 in one hour and 21 minutes. Brown has competed in the Wimbledon main draw seven times, and he defeated Rafael Nadal at the grass-court Grand Slam in 2015.