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Marcos Freitas in the third preliminary round of the Australian Open

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Portugal’s Marcos Freitas has qualified for the third preliminary round of the Australian Open in table tennis in Geelong, beating Indian Amalraj Anthony 4-1.

Marcos Freitas, 30th in the world ranking, beat Amalraj, 122nd of the men’s hierarchy with the ease of 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5 and 11-7.

On Wednesday, in the third preliminary round, which precedes the first round of the mainframe, Marcos Freitas will face the Egyptian Omar Assar (58th in the world), starting at 18:00 local time (09:00 in Lisbon).

Portugal’s Fu Yu had also been scheduled to take part in the race but was unable to attend due to a lack of a connecting flight between China and Australia.

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