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Starace beats Luczak in Casablanca first round

Starace beats Luczak in Casablanca first round

Potito Starace of Italy ended a run of seven opening-round defeats in beating Peter Luczak of Australia 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday.
Starace's win was his first on the main tour since January.
Starace jumped to a 4-0 lead before dropping serve at 5-2. But the 73rd-ranked Italian immediately broke back to take the opening set.
In the second set, both players held serve until the 12th game where Luczak could not force a tie-breaker and Starace converted his third match point.
Starace improved his record against the 75th-ranked Luczak to 3-1.
The Italian will next play the winner of the match pitting fifth-seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu of France against Oscar Hernandez of Spain.


Updated : 2021-05-17 19:13 GMT+08:00