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Taiwan’s Chan sisters advance in Rome

SECOND WIND:Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan rallied to defeat Darija Jurak and Raluca Olaru 3-6, 6-0, 10-5 in 1 hour, 19 minutes on the clay courts

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AFP, ROME

“The match that I played was horrendous,” said Zverev, who has won just four matches on clay this season, including a run to the quarter-final of the Madrid Open where he was the defending champion.

“I’ve lost my voice screaming, I’m overjoyed. This is a victory that charges me,” world No. 33 Berrettini said.

Belgian David Goffin rallied from a set down to beat former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 to set up a meeting with Argentine seventh seed Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the third round.

Ninth seed Marin Cilic beat Italian wild-card Andrea Basso 6-1, 7-5, while Australian Nick Kyrgios struck 15 aces and 41 winners to get past Russian 12th seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

“I knew it was going to be tough today because I haven’t played much on clay,” said Kyrios, who next plays Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud.

Portgual’s Joao Sousa saved four match points in the deciding set to battle past Frances Tiafoe of the US 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/4).

Sousa, who also trailed 1/4 in the deciding-set tiebreak, was due to play third seed Roger Federer in the second round.

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