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Norrie through to second round in Rome as home favourite Fognini also advances

Norrie through to second round in Rome as home favourite Fognini also advances
By PA Sport

13/05/2019 at 20:40Updated 13/05/2019 at 22:41

Norrie progress in Italy but compatriots Edmund and Evans are out.

Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie reached the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after victory over Australia’s John Millman.

The 23-year-old came from behind to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win his opening match in the main draw in Rome.

Norrie also had to go through two qualifying matches but will now face Croatia’s Borna Coric, ranked 15th in the world. Should he win, Norrie could face Roger Federer in the third round.

Dan Evans lost 7-5, 0-6, 6-3 to the Netherlands’fellow qualifier Casper Ruud.

Norrie is the last Briton in the draw with British No.1 Kyle Edmund losing to Fernando Verdasco. Despite taking the first set 6-4, the 24-year-old lost the next two 6-4, 6-2.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost in straight sets to Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4 and Gael Monfils suffered a surprise defeat to qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3, 6-1.

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