Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner advanced to the second round of the Great Ocean Road Open in doubles.
Hurkacz/Sinner Sink Aussie Duo In Melbourne Doubles Opener
Delray champions Behar/Escobar make winning start at Murray River Open
Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner christened their doubles debut with a comfortable victory over Australian duo Scott Puodziunas and Calum Puttergill on Monday at the Great Ocean Road Open.
In singles, Hurkacz and Sinner sit on opposite sides of the draw as the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, respectively. Hurkacz seeks to continue the momentum after winning his second career singles title at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com to start the season, while 19-year-old Sinner turned heads after reaching the quarter-final at last year’s Roland Garros.
The pair partnered up to defeat wild cards Puodziunas and Puttergill in straight sets, combining for nine break opportunities against the Aussies. Hurkacz and Sinner needed one break of serve to seal each set as they marched to victory after 57 minutes.
Also in action at the Murray River Open, another pair of Delray Beach champions hit the court as Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar picked up where they left off in South Florida with another victory.
Behar and Escobar needed just 50 minutes to record four breaks of serve against Australians Andrew Harris and Alexei Popyrin en route to a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Did You Know?
Hurkacz won an ATP Masters 1000 doubles title last year, partnering with Felix Auger-Aliassime to the Rolex Paris Masters crown.
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