MELBOURNE — Controversial American
has overcome Australian Tennys Sandgren and his personal temper to advance to the second spherical of the Open warm-up occasion in Melbourne. John-Patrick Smith
Sandgren berated himself, screaming “I hate this silly
sport“, earlier than occurring to secure a 6-3 5-7 6-4 victory over native wildcard Smith.
The ninth seed within the Nice Ocean Street Open, Sandgren ought to have wrapped up the second set after main 5-4.
But he hit peak frustration within the third set when he blew a 3-1 lead and obliterated a racquet, receiving a factors violation.
Smith, ranked 318, went forward 4-3 however world No. 50 Sandgren regained his composure to wrap up the
A two-time quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park, Sandgren had been in laborious quarantine till the weekend after a passenger on his constitution flight from Los Angeles tested positive for coronavirus.
He was crucial of
Tennis Australia’s quarantine set-up, and that the top players had been given more freedom in Adelaide hotels.
Sandgren tested positive himself before boarding the flight to Australia but was allowed to make the journey when it was deemed to be viral shedding from an earlier infection.
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