Qualifier Paul rallies to oust Chung at Atlanta Open

Qualifier Paul rallies to oust Chung at Atlanta Open

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Dhaka,AP/UNB)- Qualifier Tommy Paul rallied from a set down to defeat seventh-seeded Hyeon Chung 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the Atlanta Open on Monday.The win is the second on the ATP Tour for the 20-year-old Paul, an American ranked 291st in the world, and it came at the expense of Chung – a South Korean who entered the tournament ranked 53rd in the world. Paul advances to face the winner between Reilly Opelka and Malek Jaziri in the second round.In other action around a brief afternoon rain delay, eighth-seeded Jared Donaldson defeated fellow American Ernesto Escobedo 6-3, 6-1 and Slovakian Lukas Lacko downed Italian Thomas Fabbiano 6-1, 6-2. Also, Quentin Halys of France defeated American Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 7-6 in the final match of the night.Americans Jack Sock and John Isner are the top two seeds in the tournament and play on Tuesday.UNB news agency

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