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Patna : World No 16 Aslan Karatsev, 28, Russia, and 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 33, Spain, crashed out of the Rolex Paris masters, an ATP 1,000 tennis tournament, at Paris, France, losing their respective first round matches lesser know players.
World No 39 Sebastia Korda, 21, USA, stunned 14th seed Karatsev in a three-set thriller 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 in first round on November 1, 2021. Both the players won one tie-break each. But, Korda also won 4 break points during the match to 2 by the Russian. The American won 3 games in a row during the match to 2 by Karatsev. The Russian committed 7 double faults in the match to 2 by the American. Korda also hammered 11 Aces during the match to 5 by Karatsev. Korda, in all, won 132 points in the match to 117 points by the Russian.
World No 55 James Duckworth, 29, Australia, upset World No 20 Agut in a close three-set contest 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 in 2hr 35 minutes in first round on November 2, 2021. Both the players won 4 break points each during the match. But, Duckworth also won the third set tie-break. Both the players won 3 games each in a row during the match. Duckworth fired 12 Aces during the match to 11 by the Spaniard. Agut, however, won 111 points in the match to 108 by the Australian.