Portuguese Frederico Silva and João Domingues qualified today for the second round of the Australian Open ‘qualifying’, the first tennis grand slam of the season, while Pedro Sousa was eliminated at the premiere.
Portuguese number two Pedro Sousa and 139th in the world rankings fell in the first round of qualifying against Australian Blake Mott, 507th of the circuit, 6-3 6-4 in an hour and 12 minutes
Unlike Lisbon, João Domingues, 170th in the world, and Frederico Silva, 198th, advanced to the second round, defeating German Mats Moraing, 221, and South Korean Ji Sung Nam, respectively. , 241th.
João Domingues got Moraing in two sets 7-6 (7-5) and 6-3 in an hour and 32 minutes while Frederico Silva beat Nam 2-6 6-4 6- 4 in two hours and 32.
Domingues will now face Chinese leader Li Zhe, 206th in the ranking, and Silva Serbian Pedja Krstin, 240th.