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Opelka and Sinner also advance
“I have such great memories here and I love playing here,” Kyrgios said in an on-court interview. “Obviously [Jack is] one of my best mates, not just on the tennis court, but in my life. I hadn’t seen him in forever… It’s just good to be back out here to be honest, and we’re having so much fun, so it’s good.”
Another tandem of singles stars also advanced Monday, when Reilly Opelka and Jannik Sinner ousted second seeds Jonathan Erlich and Santiago Gonzalez 6-2, 6-2. In the day’s other doubles match, Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela beat wild cards Keshav Chopra and Andres Martin 6-1, 6-4.