Qualifying Play Wraps Up

Qualifying Play Wraps Up

By Rachel Duff, for BBTAtlantaOpen.com




July 22, 2018 - Qualifying play concluded on Sunday afternoon at Atlantic Station for the 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open as four qualifiers and one lucky loser were placed in the singles main draw.


ATP World Tour No. 184 Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated American Tommy Paul in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, to start the day on Stadium Court. Gunneswaran utilized his strong, consistent backhand to race out to a quick start. Paul looked frustrated throughout the match and never could quite figure out the serve of the up and coming Indian.  


Next up on the Stadium Court: Alex Bolt and Denis Kudla. This duo had an exciting beginning to their match with holds of serve to force a tiebreaker. Kudla took a 5-0 lead in the breaker and held on to take the first set. Bolt then turned up the heat on his serve, giving Kudla little opportunity to even earn a break chance. Bolt, ranked No. 176, played more like a top-50 player by pulling away with 6-3, 6-3, to defeat Kudla in the second and third sets.


Other winners on Sunday included Thansai Kokkinakis and Noah Rubin. Main draw plays begins Monday.



RESULTS - JULY 22, 2018




Qualifying Singles - Second Round

Qualifying - [8] A. Bolt (AUS) d [1] D. Kudla (USA) 67(4) 63 63

Qualifying - [7] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) d [2] H. Hurkacz (POL) 62 76(6)

Qualifying - [5] N. Rubin (USA) d [3] J. Jung (TPE) 64 62

Qualifying - P. Gunneswaran (IND) d T. Paul (USA) 63 63




STADIUM COURT start 11:00 am

M. Copil (ROU) / M. Zverev (GER) vs L. Bambridge (GBR) / J. O'Mara (GBR)


Not Before 1:00 pm

A. de Minaur (AUS) vs [LL] H. Hurkacz (POL)

L. Lacko (SVK) vs [Q] P. Gunneswaran (IND)


Not Before 7:00 pm

I. Karlovic (CRO) vs [WC] D. Young (USA)

[8] R. Harrison (USA) vs [PR] J. Duckworth (AUS)


AJC GRANDSTAND start 2:00 pm

P. Raja (IND) / K. Skupski (GBR) vs R. Berankis (LTU) / M. Jaziri (TUN)


Not Before 4:30 pm

Possible Court Change - [3] N. Monroe (USA) / J. Smith (AUS) vs [WC] T. Kokkinakis (AUS) / N. Kyrgios (AUS)


Download the order of play for Monday, July 23.


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