Grenier Advances To Third Round At Bendigo International

Hugo Grenier (photo: Tennis Victoria)

BENDIGO/STARNBERG, January 5, 2022

After the defeats of the top two seeds on Tuesday, Frenchman Hugo Grenier remains the highest-ranked player left in the singles draw of the Bendigo International. The No. 3 seed of the $58,320 ATP Challenger Tour hard-court event beat Italian veteran Lorenzo Giustino 7-6(5), 6-0 on Wednesday to book a spot in the third round in Victoria, Australia.

Grenier, who clinched his maiden Challenger trophy on home soil in Roanne in November last year and is currently ranked World No. 150, struck eight aces and won 94 per cent of his first-service points to secure victory in one hour and 28 minutes.

The 25-year-old Montbrison native will next take on No. 16 seed Zizou Bergs of Belgium, who edged past 40-year-old Czech qualifier Jaroslav Pospisil 6-1, 7-6(4) in one hour and 35 minutes.


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In other action, fifth-seeded Italian Salvatore Caruso rallied past Frenchman Alexandre Muller 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. The World No. 157 won 56 per cent of the total points played to prevail after two hours and two minutes.

Up next for Caruso will be Gastao Elias from Portugal, who also had to the distance against No. 17 seed Blaz Rola of Slovenia, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The encounter lasted two hours and two minutes.