Fognini wins; Medvedev tests positive

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MONACO (AP) Fabio Fognini opened the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Miomir Kecmanovic Tuesday as second-ranked Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the clay-court tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 15th-seeded Fognini was set to start his campaign Monday but rain delayed his return by a day. Back on the stage of his biggest success two years earlier, Fognini advanced to the second round after hitting 27 winners.

The Italian baseliner triumphed on the Riviera in 2019, beating 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on his way to the title. The tournament was canceled last year because of the pandemic.


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2 D. Medvedev 10,030
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5 S. Tsitsipas 7,040
6 A. Zverev 6,125
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4 S. Kenin 5,915
5 E. Svitolina 5,750
6 B. Andreescu 5,265
7 A. Sabalenka 5,085
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