Sugita, Troicki To Meet In Pune
The fifth-seeded Japanese beat Italy's Thomas Fabbiano 6-3, 6-0. Sugita saved six of seven break points to improve to 2-1 in 2020.
The 33-year-old Troicki qualified for the ATP 250 and secured his first singles win of the season with a 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1 win against Indian Sumit Nagal, who took a set off Roger Federer last year in the first round of the US Open.
In other action, German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe beat 2019 finalist Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 and will next meet second seed Ricardas Berankis. Seventh seed Salvatore Caruso of Italy also advanced, holding off Indian wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.